Roman Polanski may get some heat for personal things going on, but that isn’t stopping the man from cranking out some quality films in the immediate future. The first of which is Carnage based on the play God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. Here’s the premise.
A showdown between two kids: about eleven, in a local playground. Swollen lips, broken teeth… Now the parents of the “victim” have invited the parents of the “bully” to their apartment to sort if out. Cordial banter gradually develops a razor-sharp edge as all four parents reveal their laughable contradictions and grotesque prejudices. None of them will escape the ensuing carnage.
A plot like this, with such thick character development, could only get justice from a director like Polanski. The play has starred such great actors as Jeff Daniels and James Gandolfini, but the film will bring names like Jodie Foster, Kate Winsley, John C. Reilly, and Christoph Waltz together to discuss this battle.
Check out the trailer for Carnage after th jump and see it in theaters later this year.