Nicole Kidman is close to joining the cast of the upcoming drama The Paperboy, report THR. Lee Daniels [Precious] directs from his own script. The film stars Zac Efron & Matthew McConaughey and deals with a pair of brothers who work together to save the life of a death row inmate. Kidman is being linked to the role of a woman who writes letters to inmates and brings this particular case to the attention of one of the brothers, a reporter. Kidman, if she accepts would be replacing Sofia Vergara who recently had to drop the project due to conflicting production schedules.