I have been pruning my 2015 Oscar predictions lately and I almost removed Stephen Daldry‘s Trash from my Best Picture predictions… good thing I didn’t as the first trailer for the film has been released suggesting we’re likely to hear it announced as part of one of the upcoming fall film festivals if not several. Given this version comes from Universal Brazil (where the film actually opens in October) it doesn’t exactly give us an idea of where it might show up though as part of tomorrow’s announcement of the first wave of Toronto Film Festival features would be a good guess.
The film, which stars Rooney Mara,follows three boys in a third world country who scrape a living by picking through trash. One day they find a leather bag, the contents of which plunge them into a terrifying adventure, pitting their wits against corruption and authority to right a wrong. Martin Sheen and Wagner Moura co-star.
Daldry is a director whose films are almost reserved a spot on the Best Picture list just as he is a consistent fixture among the Best Director nominees. Universal has yet to set a domestic release date for the film, but should it have a good festival showing then expect that to change rather quickly.
Check out the trailer below.