Roman Polanski's upcoming big screen adaptation of God of Carnage will debut this summer at the Venice Film Festival (August 31- September 10). Now, according to the Holywood Reporter, the film will also open the New York Film Festival on September 30.The film features John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz in the new version of Yasmina Reva's Tony-winning play and is due to hit movie theatres in the United States on November 18, 2011.
God of Carnage is a comedy of manners without the manners. The play deals with the aftermath of a playground altercation between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it.
After receiving rave reviews in London, God of Carnage opened on Broadway March 22, 2009 to unanimous praise and starred Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden, who later reprised their roles in Los Angeles.
The Yasmina Reza comedy won the Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play (Matthew Warchus). God of Carnage also won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. God of Carnage reunites the creative team that staged the Tony Award-winning Best Play, Art. Designed by Mark Thompson (sets and costumes), with lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker & Chris Cronin, the play has music by Gary Yershon. The production closed in 2010 with Jeff Daniels, Janet McTeer, Lucy Liu and Dylan Baker