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Casting Watch: Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen Join Stephen Daldry's 'Trash'

Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen are on board for supporting roles in the upcoming film by Stephen Daldry ("Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"), "Trash." Sheen will play a priest, and Mara an NGO worker in a story adapted from Andy Mulligan's 2010 novel of the same name.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 9, 2013 11:50 AM
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Danny Boyle Recreates Bucolic English Countryside for London's 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony; Stephen Daldry Also On Deck

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle is facing a challenge that would make most directors shrink: Directing a cast of thousands, including a village cricket team and parade of nurses, plus 12 horses, 10 chickens, 9 geese and 70 (!) sheep. But this isn't a new film -- it's London's 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 13, 2012 2:36 PM
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