After a fake Taiwanese animation teaser spoof hit the Web in May, the official trailer for Lee Daniels' controversial film "The Paperboy" has finally been released. And we're not going to lie: We really wanted a glimpse of the highly buzzed about scene where Nicole Kidman urinates on Zac Efron after his character gets bit by a jellyfish.
Alas, perhaps it's best to leave some things to the imagination. (Besides, at least we get to see the two dance around in their underwear!)
Based on Pete Dexter's 1995 novel, "The Paperboy" follows a reporter (Matthew McConaughey) who investigates the potential wrongful conviction of a Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack), a sleazy inmate on death row. Efron plays McConaughey's onscreen brother, with Kidman starring as Charlotte, a woman who falls in love with Hillary and is convinced he's innocent of murdering a Florida sheriff.
While the film represents a turning point in Efron's career, it's Kidman -- and her Southern drawl -- who steals the show in the trailer. Back in May, Kidman told reporters she wasn't really uncomfortable with the film's more personal scenes. "I think I had to step into a place to play the character where I didn't step out of it and look at myself, so it wasn't hard to shoot," she said at Cannes, where the film premiered. Not only did Kidman do her own hair and makeup on set, but she also took the time to pose for a few provocative pictures for the director. Obviously, Kidman was really getting into her character.
Watch the "Paperboy" trailer above. Look for the film in theaters later this year.
John Carlo Odchigue
Estelle La Mode