24/05/2012 12:01 BST | Updated 24/05/2012 12:02 BST

Cannes Film Festival: Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey Debut 'The Paperboy'

Nicole Kidman has stepped out in a stunning orange ensemble at Cannes Film Festival to promote her latest film The Paperboy.

Joined by her co-stars Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey and John Cusack for a photocall under the French sunshine, Aussie star Kidman looked far more demure than her character in the film, where she is transformed into a highly-sexed convict's fiancee.

In The Paperboy Kidman swaps her fair skin and red hair for a golden tan, heavy make-up and a platinum wig.

Efron, who embarks on a steamy liaison with Kidman in the highly-charged thriller recently told The Huffington Post UK: "The love scenes with Kidman were the highlight of my life, every scene felt like I was in Moulin Rouge."