Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen Are Getting Trashed

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What do you get when the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben are dumped into a landfill? Trash.

Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen have joined the cast of Working Title’s upcoming film Trash, Deadline reports. Adapted by Love Actually screenwriter Richard Curtis from Andy Mulligan’s like-titled novel, the movie has been in pre-production since Variety reported in 2011 that Stephen Daldry would direct the contemporary thriller. 

The film tells the story of three poor boys (played by newbies Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis, and Gabriel Weinstein) who are picking through a city dump when they discover a leather bag whose contents thrusts them into a dangerous world of corruption and injustice. Sheen will play Father Juilliard, a priest who helps the boys, and Mara will play Olivia, an NGO worker, alongside Wagner Moura and Selton Mello, who have also been cast in the movie.

While the movie has been in the works, Daldry produced the opening and closing ceremonies at the London 2012 Summer Olympics in addition to directing Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock in 2011’s Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close. The film will begin production in Rio de Janeiro in early August and is scheduled for release in May 2014. 

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