Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen have signed on to appear in third world drama ‘Trash’.
Both ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ star and Hollywood veteran Martin Sheen have signed on to appear in the film, adapted from the 2010 novel by Andy Mulligan and to be directed by Stephen Daldry.
The story centres around three homeless orphan boys in a non-specified third-world country in the near future, who sift through a huge trash heap in search of things to sell to survive.
The adventure sees the boys – played by newcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein – find a leather bag containing a wallet with money and an ID card, a map and a key. This discovery plunges the trio into a murky underworld and onto a bigger path of discovery which sees them have to negotiate with corrupt officials and unsavoury characters at every turn.
Helping them along the way are Sheen’s character, Father Julliard, a priest who takes them in, and Mara’s Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) worker.
The story has been adapted for the screen by ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ director Richard Curtis, and production is due to begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next month.
The film is tentatively scheduled for a May 2014 release.
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Management 360 has signed Rooney Mara, who is coming into her own after breakout turns in The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Mara continues to be repped by WME. She followed those films by starring with Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Steven Soderbergh-directed Side Effects and most recently in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, which premiered at Sundance and will be released later this year.
There is still every hope she’ll reprise her role as goth heroine Lisbeth Salander, as Andrew Kevin Walker is working on a rewrite of that script for Sony. She got an Oscar nomination for her first turn in that role. Mara next stars in the Spike Jonze-directed Her, and she stars with Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender in the new Terrence Malick film.