SPC To Release Roman Polanski's Carnage; Based on Play God of Carnage, at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre

by Sophia Savage
April 14, 2011 5:06 AM
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Sony Pictures Classics will release Roman Polanski's Carnage in North America in late 2011. The film, which wrapped in Paris last month, is an adaptation of Yasmina Reza's Tony-Award winning play, God of Carnage. The film stars Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly. Carnage takes place in Brooklyn, NY, and follows two sets of parents who meet to calmly discuss their children's playground fight but end up behaving like kids themselves.
 
Sony states:
“In today’s world of moviemaking, Roman Polanski, his screenwriting partner Yasmina Reza, his cast, his crew, and his producer Said Ben Said represent the best of the best.  We are so fortunate and pleased to bring Carnage, which promises to be an experience of intense emotion and hilarity, to the American audiences.”

A stage production of which is currently underway (pictured) at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre (Centre Theatre Group), starring Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden. Here's more info and a video of the cast discussing the play.

This is a comedic take on some of the issues of violence and masculinity also explored in Susanne Bier's Oscar-winning In A Better World, which has not been embraced by critics or audiences.

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