Bradley Cooper, Alex Pettyfer and Sofia Vergara circling The Paperboy
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Director Lee Daniels is best known for his 2009 hit PRECIOUS that gave audiences a disturbing look into life as an illiterate, overweight and pregnant tee trying to make it in Harlem. He’s been given his choice of several projects, but it appears he has settled on a thriller entitled THE PAPERBOY and according to reports, he’s already offered roles to Bradley Cooper (THE HANGOVER and LIMITLESS), Sofia Vergara (TV’s MODERN FAMILY) and overnight teen heartthrob Alex Pettyfer (I AM NUMBER FOUR and BEASTLY). The film is an adaptation of the Pete Dexter novel and follows:
Jack, the slacker son of backwater Florida newspaper editor and publisher, gets pulled into his older, big-city reporter brother’s investigation of a rural sheriff’s murder, and whether the death-row inmate convicted of it was truly responsible.
Cooper would play the older brother, Pettyfer would play Jack and Vergara would play the wife of the death-row inmate. None of the actors have been confirmed for the parts and we don’t know when shooting would begin but it definitely looks promising.