Curtis, Daldry Put Out Mulligan’s “Trash”

Working Title Films and PeaPie Films have acquired film rights to Andy Mulligan’s acclaimed novel “Trash” according to a just issued press release.

The contemporary thriller is set in the third world and follows three boys who sort through rubbish mounds to make a living. A surprise discovery soon sets them on an adventure pitting their wits against corruption and authority.

British TV and filmmaking legend Richard Curtis (“Blackadder,” “Notting Hill,” “Vicar of Dibley”) will adapt the novel into a script, while Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry (“The Hours,” “Billy Elliot”) is attached to direct.