Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) has an impressive track record on film, as every movie he’s made has been nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. He’ll be hoping to continue that with Trash, based on Andy Mulligan’s children’s novel.
Now Deadline reports that he’s starting to fill out the cast, with Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen signing up to star in the film. Elysium’s Wagner Moura and Os Maias’ Selton Mello will also appear.
Trash is about ‘three poverty-stricken boys (played by newcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein) who discover something unusual, mysterious and dangerous in a city dump in the Third World-set story.’ Martin Sheen is set to play Father Juilliard, while Rooney Mara will be Olivia, an NGO worker.
The movie will start shooting next month in Rio de Janeiro, with a relatively quick turnaround planned, as they hope to get the movie in cinemas May 2014.