Roman Polanski Looking to Shoot 'God of Carnage' Next Year
In case you haven't heard, the Swiss Ministry recently released filmmaker and alleged criminal-at-large Roman Polanski rather then extraditing him back to the United States to answer for his past. You may remember back in January we reported that the filmmaker was hard at work developing God of Carnage, the adaptation of the dark comedy stage play of the same name. Now that Polanski is free and likely to stay as far away from the US as possible, Vulture reports he's hard at work preparing to shoot the film next year. The story follows two sets of parents brought together by an altercation between their respective children.
Just because Polanski has been freed by the Swiss doesn't mean the drama surrounding his decades old sex crime has been swept under the rug. You can be sure US authorities will do everything they can to make him feel the full force of the law. But if you're one of those people who doesn't care what racist rant Mel Gibson yelled, what space overlord Tom Cruise believes in, or what Roman Polanski does with girls, then this is just another piece of news. Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing what Polanski does with such an intimate and isolated story. Now we'll have to see if he's interested in casting the play's original cast, which included James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeff Daniels. Anybody still a fan of Roman Polanski's work?