Now that Roman Polanski’s legal troubles are no longer the topic of discussion, he’s continuing on with his career. The Oscar winning director has found four actors to star in his upcoming film God of Carnage. According to Deadline, he’s got his hooks into Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, and Matt Dillon. That’s a cast of three Oscar winners and one nominee, someone’s keeping it highbrow.
God of Carnage is based on the Tony Award winning play of the same name by Yasmina Reza.
It centers on two couples meeting to resolve a fight that took place between their nine-year old boys. These two young boys were playing in the school playground when one of them hits the other on his mouth with a stick. But as destiny would have it, a peaceful meeting between the two parents quickly turns into a loveless 90 minute action sequence for all to see. The play is full of violence, pain, fear and despair. Efforts to alleviate the mood have been made by adding a few moments of funny comedy.
The original show ran for 452 performances on Broadway and starred James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeff Daniels and Hope Davis. We hope that this will be a launching pad for Dillon’s career because after Crash, he’s starred in a string of sub-par movies. We’re not saying he’s the best actor in the world but we’ve seen worse, and he deserves better.
What do you think of the cast? Have you seen the play?
Additional Source: Reed Stickers