Richard Curtis to Adapt TRASH

Richard Curtis teaming with Stephen Daldry to adapt the young adult novel by British author Andy Mulligan.

Richard Curtis (‘Blackadder,’ ‘The Vicar of Dibley,’ ‘Four Weddings’) will pen the adaptation of Andy Mulligan’s acclaimed novel ‘Trash,’ with Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry (‘The Reader,’ ‘The Hours) attached to direct.

‘Trash’ is a contemporary thriller set in the third world, and follows three boys who scrape a living picking through rubbish mounds, until the day they find a leather bag, the contents of which plunge them into a terrifying adventure pitting their wits against corruption and authority.

Andy Mulligan said, “As far as I’m concerned this is the dream-team, and what has really impressed me is their desire to tell the story as it is, without coating it in sugar. They ‘get’ the book, and you can’t ask for more than that.”

Production will begin in Brazil next year.