It's time for your shirtless Zac Efron break with The Paperboy trailer, but be warned, this is not a wholesome outing for the heartthrob. In the 1960s-set drama directed by Precious's Lee Daniels, Efron plays Jack, the younger brother of reporter Ward (Matthew McConaughey). Jack is helping Ward investigate the case of Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack), who is accused of murder and sitting on death row. Sexing up the whole situation is Charlotte (Nicole Kidman), a vivacious blonde who claims to be in love with Hillary, despite the fact that she's never met him before. However, Charlotte's devotion to Hillary doesn't prevent her from seducing young Jack, which seems to lead him to some violence amid the steamy Southern backdrop.
The Paperboy looks sexy, grimy, and pretty bananas, though I love seeing Kidman sashaying around on screen and acting quite crazy. Even if you're not into the story, it's worth the watch just to spy Efron slow-dancing with Kidman in his tighty-whities. The movie comes out Oct. 5, but you can watch the trailer after the jump.
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