Polanski's God of Carnage Film Will Unleash Wrath at Venice Film Festival

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20 May 2011

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

The Roman Polanski film of Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning comedy God of Carnage, starring John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz, will debut at the Venice Film Festival this summer, Variety reports.

As previously reported, Reza and director Roman Polanski collaborated on the film, which is set in Brooklyn, but was filmed in Paris. 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.

The Venice Film Festival will run Aug. 31-Sept. 10.

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. 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.