Today sees the release of the first trailer for Roman Polanski’s Carnage, an adaptation of the stage play God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. The film appears to solely take place within the confines of one house, but that doesn’t matter at all when you have Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz being hilarious. Yes, it’s a comedy.
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.
Carnage has a US release date set for December 16th, 2011. Potential Oscar-bait?