Catch the First Trailer for Stephen Daldry's Brazilian Thriller 'Trash'
As we dive deeper into the fall awards season in 2014, more prestige films are suddenly being unveiled. This isn't a new trailer, but it is a trailer for a film that might end up with tons of acclaim by the end of this year. The next film from The Reader director Stephen Daldry is an adaptation titled Trash, about three young orphaned boys (played by newcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis & Gabriel Weinstein) in Brazil who make a discovery in a garbage dump and find themselves running from the cops in a corrupt society. Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, and Elysium's Wagner Moura also co-star in a film that looks like yet another intense drama on the crime-ridden streets of Brazil - a bit like City of God with a fresh twist. I'm in.
Trash, based on the novel by Andy Mulligan, is set in an unnamed Brazilian city where teenagers Raphael, Gordo and Rat spend their time picking through litter in the hope of finding useful waste. One day they discover a leather bag whose contents will bring them into conflict with the brutal local police force as they find themselves unlikely whistleblowers in a city rife with corruption. Trash is directed by Oscar nominated English filmmaker Stephen Daldry, of the films Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close previously. The screenplay was adapted by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Pirate Radio, War Horse, About Time) and Felipe Braga. The film will premiere this fall, but no US release has been set.