Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and More Joining 'God of Carnage'
by Ethan Anderton
September 23, 2010
Back in July, we found out that Roman Polanski was free from Swiss justice and extradition to the United States which meant he would be working harder than ever to prepare his adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s dark comedy stage play God of Carnage to shoot next year. He'd already been working on the film whilst under house arrest, and it looks like all the hard work paid off as Deadline reports quite a cast coming together for the film. Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet will play the wives and Matt Dillon and Christoph Waltz their husbands in the story of two sets of parents brought together by an altercation between their children.
The meeting of the families goes disastrously wrong as each pair attacks the other’s parenting skills before turning on each other about problems in their own marriages. I have to admit that it's slightly disappointing that Polanski didn't round up the 2009 Broadway cast which included James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis and Jeff Daniels. However, this new cast is certainly full of amazing replacements (though it seems like Dillon is a little out of his league with this one). The film is set in Brooklyn, but Polanski's outstanding legal business with the U.S. will stop him from actually shooting there, so somehow France will have to suffice. No word on exactly when he'll start shooting, but I know that I'm certainly interested. How about you?