After opening to a (golden) shower of boos at its Cannes premiere this past May — something that certainly didn’t help its distribution chances — financiers Millennium Entertainment have decided that it will self-release Lee Daniels‘ The Paperboy on October 5th. The Paperboy was adapted from a Peter Dexter novel and has an all-star cast, which includes Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray, John Cusack, and Nicole Kidman.
The director’s follow-up to 2009′s Precious met a far more harsh response than even his contentious Best Picture nominee. The darkly comic thriller, set in Florida in the ’60s, was praised by some for genre-bending, but mostly panned for lack of payoff, dearth of tonal control, and simply poor filmmaking. Either way, it was one of the most talked about films at the Festival, and it will definitely be discussed even more when it’s released stateside.
Will you check out The Paperboy when it comes to the United States?
I’m not sure I’d think much about diving into the work of Les Blank if only given a plot synopsis. His films, including a plethora now available in a stunningly thorough Criterion set, take on the esoteric sides of America, from bluegrass musicians to the wonders of polka to the taste of Creole cooking. These […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
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