A statement from Sony Pictures Classics reads, "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."
Reza and director Roman Polanski are collaborating on the film, which will be set in Brooklyn and will feature Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly.
God of Carnage centers on two sets of upper-middle class parents who attempt and fail to resolve a playground dispute between their children. A discussion over coffee and clafoutis turns into an animalistic battle of the sexes.
God of Carnage opened to raves on Broadway March 22, 2009, where it played to sold-out houses with its original cast. The production closed June 6, 2010, after 452 regular performances and 24 previews.
The original Broadway cast included Marcia Gay Harden, James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels and Hope Davis, who are currently repeating their work in California. The Broadway production was directed by Matthew Warchus, who earned a Tony for his work. The dramatic comedy also took the Tony Award for Best Play.