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Stephen Daldry to Direct Adaptation of Andy Mulligan's 'Trash' Novel

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April 5, 2011
Source: Variety

Stephen Daldry / Trash

He's currently directing an adaptation of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, but we haven't seen a film from Stephen Daldry since the 2008 Best Picture nominee The Reader. Now it sounds like Daldry already has his next project lined up as Variety reports Working Title Films and Peapie Films have just acquired the rights to Andy Mulligan's novel Trash for Daldry to direct. The story follows three boys in a third world country who scrape a living by picking through trash. One day they find a leather bag, the contents of which plunge them into a terrifying adventure, pitting their wits against corruption and authority to right a wrong.

Producer Kris Thykier says, ""From the opening pages of Trash, I knew that I had discovered one of the most thrilling, dynamic and inspiring books I'd ever come across." It certainly does sounds like an interesting story, almost like a Hitchcock plot meets a Slumdog Millionaire setting. The production already has the approval of the author who says, "As far as I'm concerned this is the dream-team, and what has really impressed me is their desire to tell the story as it is, without coating it in sugar. They 'get' the book, and you can't ask for more than that." I'm definitely interested in seeing this story unfold on the big screen, but I guess we'll be waiting awhile since it's not slated to start shooting until 2012. Interested?

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