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Rooney Mara And Martin Sheen In For Trash
They've signed up for Stephen Daldry's latest

09 July 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Deadline Hollywood

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Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen

Stephen Daldry and Working Title's take on Trash, a children's novel set on the rubbish dumps of the Third World, has added Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara to its roster. No word on who they'll be playing in the crime-and-poverty thriller, but we hope Sheen will be kindly and avuncular for at least portions of the movie.

Richard Curtis, not content with directing the upcoming time-travel romance About Time, adapted Andy Mulligan’s recently-published novel. The book follows three boys in Behala, West Bengal, who survive by scavenging in rubbish mounds, but filming is scheduled for Brazil, so expect a shift in locales to the terrain explored by Lucy Walker's Waste Land.

Regardless of location, Trash still rates highly on the Slumdog Millio-metre we've hastily cobbled together from bits of sticky-back plastic and this arrow made of old loo rolls. When the boys, Raphael, Gardo and Rat (played by newbies Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein), discover a leather bag, its contents thrust them into a dangerous world of corporate and government corruption and see them aiming to find some justice.

Speaking of sticky-back plastic, the book proved too hot for Blue Peter. The BBC show ditched it from its book awards for depicting scenes "unsuitable" for its core audience of under-12s. With its unsparing glimpses at poverty and crime, Trash could prove especially pertinent in the lead up to the World Cup and Rio 2016, and against the backdrop of the recent protests in Brazil. Expect it in May 2014.


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