Thursday, December 29, 2011

Something Something New Nicole Kidman Movie Something Something

As evidenced by the title of this entry, it doesn't take much to get me excited for a new Nicole Kidman film. Especially one that looks as intriguing as The Paperboy, her new film for Lee Daniels. Yeah, that Lee Daniels. The same Lee Daniels who was Oscar-nominated for Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire and who let Macy Gray walk around strung out on drugs as zebras walked by in the background as Mo'Nique had sex with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Shadowboxer. The same Lee Daniels who said he wanted to film Miss Saigon! Yeah, that Lee Daniels. At least with him you never quite know what to expect and with a cast like Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey and John Cusack set on Death Row... yeah, the unexpected is to be expected. The images of Kidman from the set look juicy - Kidman as trailer trash with a fondness for loud make-up? Yes please! - and I love the idea of Efron and McConaughay playing brothers, don't you? I can't wait to see what Daniels gets out of those two men (just witness what he got from Mo'Nique and Mariah Carey as proof positive that we should trust his unique casting skills) and to see what he does with an actress of Kidman's stature.

I'm adoring the poster, with its retro stylings and Pink Cadillac motif. It shares more than a little bit in common with the poster for The Bank Job, but we like that design so it's okay for now. Efron's arm muscles have been scarily Photoshopped, but he's actually looking like both an actor and a movie star, so here's hoping...

1 comment:

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Only yesterday I was saying to a coworker - Nicole Kidman should be in everything. World domination next!