CULTURE

The Paperboy

Director Lee Daniels goes deep into the swamp in his dark new thriller.


Photographer: Gillian Laub
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Photographer: Gillian Laub

“Nicole’s character Charlotte is trying to tell lovesick Jack (Zac), for the hundreth time, ‘You’re too young for me.'”

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Photographer: Gillian Laub

“I’m trying to convince John that he doesn’t need to annihilate Nicole’s character. His character wants to kill her—but I don’t want blood on that pretty pink dress.”

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Photographer: Gillian Laub

“The stench of a gutted alligator surpasses a human corpse. After this shot, Zac actually vomited.”

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Photographer: Gillian Laub

“Zac, trying to seduce me with his pretty-boy look into letting him do his own stunts in the swamp. I said, ‘Hell, no!'”

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Photographer: Gillian Laub

“Here, I’m directing the performance of a song I co-wrote called ‘That Man Be Dangerous!'”