Millennium Films has released these first three images, via Allocine, from Lee Daniels’ (Precious) ‘The Paperboy.’ Based on Pete Dexter’s 1995 novel of the same name, the film stars Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack and David Oyelowo. Dexter’s novel is set in Florida and centers on a pair of brothers who team-up to investigate the potential wrongful conviction of a death-row inmate. Check out the brief synopsis for ‘The Paperboy’ below. Look out for the film sometime later this year. It makes its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

The film is about the brother (Zac Efron) of an investigative reporter at the Miami Times (Matthew McConaughey) who tries to help him free a possibly-innocent man on death row (John Cusack). Then things go a bit sour when Efron falls in love with a lady who Cusack’s character’s been writing to from inside the prison (Nicole Kidman).