Zac Efron Suits Up to Premiere ‘The Paperboy’ At Cannes

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Zac Efron gives a smolder at the premiere of The Paperboy at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, Zac and the cast attended the official photocall for the movie. The movie is set in Florida in 1969 amid racial strife. Zac stars as 20-year-old Jack, the younger brother of a journalist (played by Matthew McConaughey) who has come back to his family’s small town to investigate whether a man was wrongly condemned to death row and Nicole Kidman’s character is fixated on the inmate.

Co-star Macy Gray spilled some of what we can expect to see from Zac in the movie. “He was in his underwear half the time,” said Macy Gray, who plays a maid and narrates the movie.

Zac also said at the press conference, “As much as I love everything I’ve done, this is a new frontier for me. It’s incredibly fulfilling. It’s a dream. Hopefully, I can keep doing things like this.”

He continued about showing some skin, “I don’t think I was supposed to feel comfortable. It’s like life. This character is supposed to be learning the ways of the world, and that can be very uncomfortable. But it’s also exciting.”

To see a clip from the movie, go here.

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