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John Cusack Replaces Tobey Maguire in ‘The Paperboy’

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John Cusack has replaced Tobey Maguire to star in the upcoming drama movie ‘The Paperboy’, directed by Lee Daniel.

John Cusack has been set to star in the upcoming adaptation drama ‘The Paperboy’. The movie has been adapted from the novel ‘The Paperboy’ written by Peter Dexter in the year 1995. John has replaced Toby Maguire, who has walked out of the project due to schedule conflicts.

The movie ‘Paperboy’ is a follow-up to the Oscar winning movie ‘Precious’ which was directed by Lee Daniels, an Oscar nomination winner. Zac Efron has also been confirmed to cast in the movie, who is reportedly to play the titular character.

As per the reports, Matthew McConaughey and Nicole Kidman are in advance negotiations. The story focuses on two brothers, a reporter and a college dropout, who teams up to investigate a possible miscarriage of justice, which is attached to a death row inmate has been convicted of killing a local sheriff.

The sources suggest that, Cusack would play the character of condemned prisoner, while Kidman will play the role of a woman with a dark side, who keeps writing the letters to men on the death row.

The movie is produced by Daniels along with Hilary Shor Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Cassian Elwes and Danny Dimbort as the executive producers. John Cusack has recently wrapped his upcoming comedy ‘Dictablanda’ and he is also attached to the projects as the co-writer and producer through his New Crime Productions.

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