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Richard Curtis writing TRASH; Stephen Daldry to direct

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 5th, 2011

It’s about time we get a good action-adventure film.

And who better to bring us just that than writer Richard Curtis and director Stephen Daldry.

Variety is reporting that Working Title has tapped Curtis to adapt the kid’s novel Trash, from writer Andy Mulligan.  The film will be helmed by Daldry, and will follow a trio of kids in a third world nation, who find something deeply important while digging through a garbage dump that leads them on a chase, running from cops and solving a mystery.

The film is expected to begin shooting next year, with production set to take place in Brazil.  Curtis is coming off scripting Spielberg’s upcoming WAR HORSE and Daldry will be getting some huge 2011 Oscar buzz with EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE, so this should follow what appears to be a huge year for the duo.  Personally, I think these two could not only craft a generally great film, but also a great adventure film, something we frankly haven’t gotten in quite a long time.  The premise is intriguing, so expect to hear a lot more about this film relatively fast.

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