A couple years ago, Precious
director Lee Daniels
went back and forth on the idea of filming the life of longtime White House servant Eugene Allen for the movie The Butler
, or making a civil rights drama called Selma
. In the end, he made neither, choosing instead to shoot The Paperboy
with Zac Efron, John Cusack, Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey, based on Peter Dexter's novel of the same name.
But with that film complete, Daniels ...