Martin Sheen & Rooney Mara Join Stephen Daldry's 'Trash' Adaptation

July 9, 2013

Martin Sheen / Rooney Mara

Back in 2011, we heard Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Reader director Stephen Daldry was going to direct an adaptation of Andy Mulligan's novel Trash for Working Title Films and Peapie Films. 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. Now the cast has just gained some big names with Martin Sheen (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Rooney Mara (Side Effects) taking supporting roles.

Since the news was announced in 2011, Deadline reports newcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein have been cast as the three young leads. In addition, rising star Wagner Moura (who will be next seen in Elysium) and Brazilian actor Selton Mello also have roles in the film which Universal is planning to release in May of 2014. This sounds like the kind of unique story that could get some awards attention despite being a summer release. Perhaps it might even hit Sundance in January if the film is completed in time. We'll be sure to keep our ears open for more on this project.

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The eldest Sheen has never failed to impress me. And I love both the Mara sisters., Though Ronny is clearly the better actor.

Brian Sleider on Jul 9, 2013

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