Nicole Kidman is in talks to help movie bosses deliver The Paperboy after Sofia Vergara was forced to drop out of the project.

Director Lee Daniels' movie, about a reporter who investigates a murder, has been hit with a series of problems - Tobey Maguire quit the project last week, and Vergara has now also walked away due to scheduling conflicts.

Kidman is now in talks to step in to Vergara's part as a woman who pens letters to men on death row, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Matthew Mcconaughey and Zac Efron will also appear in the film.