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The Paperboy & Zac Efron’s Legitmacy

The Paperboy trailer premiered this week and it looks very interesting.  It’s Lee Daniels latest film.  You might remember him from the Depress-O-Fest that was Precious based on the novel Push, by Sapphire.  It was raw, pulpy, depressing, but excellent.  With a cast of Matthew McConaughey, who is having a resurgent year, Nicole Kidman, David Oyelewo, and John Cusack, it looks like it could be very good.  Zac Efron appears to be at the center of the film and I think this is a good role for him to take.  He’s never been a necessarily good actor, but I think a good way to start is by surrounding yourself with better talent in front of and behind the camera.

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Terrible Casting

‘The Butler’, currently in preproduction, is the story of an African American White House butler who served eight presidents. Lee Daniels (Precious) is on board to direct so it shouldn’t be another ‘The Help’ type film. It has the potential on premise alone, but let’s jump on the casting slide!
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