Some Carnage to Look Forward To

Christop Walz in his Oscar winning role in Inglorious Basterds

Roman Polanski is currently in post-production with his newest film Carnage, based on the popular comic play God of Carnage by the French playwright Yasmina Reza.   God of Carnage won the 2009 Tony for Best Play.  It is the story of two couples whose sons have tangled in a schoolboy row; the couples meet to discuss the matter, but the discussion keeps veers off into bickering and rants.

In Polanski’s movie, the couples are played by John C. Reilly and Jodie Foster and Christoph Walz and Kate Winslet.  On Broadway, the likes of Jeff Daniels, Marcia Gay Harden, James Gandolfini, Hope Davis, Christine Lahti, Jimmy Smits, Dylan Baker and Lucy Liu cycled through the roles.  Daniels has played both male roles and Harden won a Tony for Best Actress.

Polanski (Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown, The Pianist) is one of the greatest living directors.  With last year’s The Ghost Writer, Polanski proved that he’s still on the top of game.  So I’m looking forward to this one, too.

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