Trash the Movie

Raphael, Gardo and Rat on the big screen

Trash the Movie

'Trash: the movie' is underway. The team are out in Rio as Richard Curtis has delivered the screenplay. Stephen Daldry is directing an army of favela children alongside Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara.

Andy remains a consultant, but is quite clear about what that means.

'I'm not involved. I've had several meetings and conversations with the team, and I have to say the book couldn't be in better hands – there's a real intelligence and sensitivity coming through. Hardly surprising...

'I get asked if I'm going to have any input whatsoever, and the answer's no. I'm not a screen-writer, and my only experience of movies is watching them. My first meeting with Richard made it clear that the screenwriter's job is very different from the novelist. His instinct is for telling a story in images rather than in prose, and he made me realise I'd no more try to adapt 'Trash' than I'd wander into a dentist's to give myself a filling. He's made some truly intelligent changes, so I can't wait to see the final product.'

Shooting is between August and October 2013.

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