“If anyone’s gonna piss on him, it’s gonna be me,” bawls a peroxide blonde fake-baked Nicole Kidman, as she squats down on the sun-drenched, cherubic face of Zac Efron. A moment this unexpected and tasteless deserves to be canonized alongside anything uttered by the sublime Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls.
In case you're one of the few people in the world who isn't alerted every time former High School Musical, now all-grown-up actor Zac Efron, 24, removes an article of clothing, we've got you covered — Efron's foray into more "adult" roles involves progressive levels of stripping down for films, and his upcoming thriller, The Paperboy, directed by Lee Daniels and also starring Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey and John Cusack, is no exception, featuring a scene in which Efron dances in the rain with Kidman wearing nothing but tighty whities.
Zac Efron may only be 24 years old, but he's already tackled a series of genres in his acting work, beginning as a song-and-dance kid in Disney's High School Musical, dabbing in comedy, drama, and romantic roles, and now reminding us that he's all grown up with his next film, The Paperboy, an erotic thriller also starring Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey and John Cusack and directed by Lee Daniels of Precious.
Matthew McConaughey is having a big year. Not only did McConaughey marry his longtime love, Brazilian model Camila Alves, last month, but the couple recently announced that they are expecting their third child together.
Brad Pitt, Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron were all well-received at the Cannes International Film Festival in the French Riviera for acclaimed flicks such as Killing Them Softly and The Paperboy, but they still went home empty-handed after the 12-day film fest.
If you were Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, how far would you go to land the role of a nymphomaniac Southern woman determined to marry a convicted killer? Would sexting director Lee Daniels be out of the question? To show her seductive side and secure the role of Charlotte Bless in Daniels' Cannes hit, The Paperboy, Kidman sent the director provocative pictures of herself via cell phone.
Add Zac Efron's name to the list of young actors who took a giant leap toward adulthood at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. In addition to Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, whose Cannes entries On The Road and Cosmopolis involved them in backseat threesomes and doggie-style bimbo-boinking, respectively, Efron, 24, is also getting down and dirty in The Paperboy, from Precious director Lee Daniels.
Director Lee Daniels (Precious) decided to go in an intriguingly different direction with his new film, The Paperboy, based on Pete Dexter’s (Deadwood) critically acclaimed novel. Premiering this week at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival, the explosive sexual thriller follows the story of two brothers, played by Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron, who delve deeper into an investigation involving a death row inmate, Hillary Van Wetter, played by John Cusack.
Zac Efron, 24, doesn't have to do much to convince people he's growing up. Efron went from being in a High School Musical to training as a Marine for his new role in Scott Hicks' The Lucky One, based on the eponymous novel by Nicholas Sparks.