John Cusack has replaced Tobey Maguire in "The Paperboy," directed by Philly native and "Precious" helmer Lee Daniels. The thriller about two brothers investigating a sheriff's murder in Florida is based on a novel by former Philadelphia Daily News columnist Pete Dexter.
Daniels is also negotiating with Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey. The cast already includes...Zac Efron. In a Pete Dexter story. Which I guess is no weirder than Tobey Maguire in an F. Scott Fitzgerald story.
Maguire reportedly exited to honor his commitment to "The Great Gatsby."