The Hours and The Reader director Stephen Daldry is back with a new project, this one set in the slums of Rio.
Titled Trash, the film is Daldry’s fifth feature-length directorial effort. The film itself is an adaptation of Andy Mulligan’s 2010 novel, with three newcomers in the lead roles in Luis Eduardo, Rickson Tevez, and Gabriel Weinstein. Richard Curtis wrote the screenplay, and the supporting cast includes Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, and Rooney Mara.
The film’s synopsis is as follows:
When two trash-picking boys from Rio’s slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet’s return, the boys, Rafael and Gardo, realize that what they’ve found must be important.
This is Daldry’s first directorial effort following 2011’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The film itself was nominated in 2014 for a BAFTA for Best Film Not in English. The trailer, while showing glimpses of the supporting cast, maintains the focus on the lead characters, and is less focused on the mystery of the wallet and more on the aftermath of finding it.
The film has already been released theatrically in Brazil, and will hit US theatres and VOD on October 9th. The trailer can be seen below.