Millennium Entertainment to distribute Lee Daniels pic

Millennium Entertainment has set an Oct. 5 theatrical release date for ”The Paperboy,” directed Lee Daniels.

The erotic thriller stars Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray, John Cusack and Nicole Kidman.

”The Paperboy” at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

The announcement was made today by Millennium Entertainment CEO Bill Lee.

The film is set in 1969 and tells the story of a young man who returns to his small Florida hometown to help his reporter brother uncover the truth about a man on death row, who might have been wrongly convicted. In the process, he falls for the convict’s lover.

The film is produced by Daniels, Avi Lerner, Ed Cathell III, Cassian Elwes, and Hilary Shor. The executive producers are Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, John Thompson, Boaz Davidson, Mark Gill and Jan DeBont.

The screenplay is written by Pete Dexter and Daniels, based on Dexter’s novel.

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