The trailer for the latest Roman Polanski film Carnage has hit, and it promises claustrophobia for its stars Jodie Foster, Kate Winslett, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz. The film – adapted from the play by Yasmina Riza – takes place in Foster and Reilly’s apartment one night when two sets of parents have a discussion about a violent incident that happened between their children, and it escalates from there. Check out the trailer…
As the film has already screened in a number of festivals, word is that it’s stagebound to a fault. Such is probably limiting the film’s Oscar chances. On top of which Polanski has not only already won an Oscar for direction, but is not exactly a person that could make an appearance to collect any such awards.
There are some who’ve already come to the film’s defense in regards to its limited locations, and perhaps it will have more of a fighting chance once academy members start seeing it. Since three of the four leads already have Oscars, if anyone is to be pushed forward, I would bet on Reilly – who’s the bridesmaid of the bunch. Carnage is set to be released on December 16 by Sony Pictures Classics, which suggests a limited New York/ Los Angeles run before hitting the art-house circuit.
Would you like to see John C. Reilly win an Academy Award?