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Richard Curtis to Adapt ‘Trash’, Stephen Daldry to Direct

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Richard Curtis to Adapt ‘Trash’, Stephen Daldry to Direct


Another adaptation is coming, and this time, we’re here to have a little chat about Andy Mulligan’s novel titled Trash.

Richard Curtis, who we all remember from the project Love Actually will be in charge for adapting the “powerful story about unthinkable poverty – and the kind of hope and determination that can transcend it.” That’s exactly the description of this novel, and for the rest of the details, check out the rest of this report.

Working Title Films and Peapie Films have actually acquired Andy Mulligan’s novel as a directing vehicle for Stephen Daldry (The Reader). As we said, Daldry, who is currently quite busy with another project, Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, will adapt Trash, project that is, according to Variety, being developed with an eye towards shooting in 2012.

If you’re interested in more detailed description of the novel, here’s a synopsis:

“In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three “dumpsite boys” make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city. One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious.

So mysterious that he decides to keep it, even when the city police offer a handsome reward for its return. That decision brings with it terrifying consequences, and soon the dumpsite boys must use all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers. It’s up to Raphael, Gardo, and Rat – boys who have no education, no parents, no homes, and no money – to solve the mystery and right a terrible wrong.”

Not bad? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned!

Trash by Andy Mulligan
Trash by Andy Mulligan

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