This should be interesting! We’ve just learned that Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen are officially on board for Stephen Daldry‘s upcoming Trash movie. In case you forgot, the whole thing is actually an adaptation of Andy Mulligan’s novel of the same name which revolves around three boys who scrape a living picking through rubbish mounds. Head inside to find more details…
So, as we previously reported, Daldry is set to direct this contemporary thriller from a script written by Richard Curtis, which is set in the Third World and follows three poverty-stricken boys who discover something unusual, mysterious and dangerous in a city dump.
Newcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein are already set to play these boys who (one day) discover a leather bag, whose contents plunge them into a terrifying adventure, pitting their wits against corruption and authority to put right a terrible wrong.
According to the latest reports, Sheen comes on board to play character named Father Juilliard, while Mara jumps in to star as an NGO worker named Olivia.
And that’s pretty much all we know about the project at this moment.
Still, the good thing is that filming on Trash begins in Rio de Janeiro early next month, so you have nothing to worry about.
Let us also add that Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing with PeaPie’s Kris Thykier, and Universal will distribute the film globally when it comes out in May 2014.
For more updates – make sure you stay tuned!