First poster for Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy features Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman

Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman in The Paperboy

IMPAwards (via The Film Stage) has revealed a new poster for Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy, which as the poster below points out is an adaptation of Pete Dexter’s novel. Yes, it’s a few days old, but we thought it was worth sharing.

The pedigree on this film is pretty strong. Daniels’ last film was 2009’s Oscar-winning Precious, while Dexter is also responsible for penning the book that inspired the HBO series Deadwood. The cast of Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack and David Oyelowo doesn’t hurt either.

The official synopsis reads: A directionless young man helps his reporter brother investigate the possible wrongful conviction of a man on death row, and in the process, falls for the woman whom the convict has been romancing through prison correspondence.

The Paperboy is due out in 2012.

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The Paperboy poster - Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman