Roman Polanski ‘Gods of Carnage’ sells off Euro territories
HollywoodNews.com: Roman Polanski’s latest production has secured notable financing after selling a number of territory deals across Europe.
Entitled “Gods of Carnage,” the film was written by Polanski and French playwright Yasmina Reza, based on her Tony-winning play. “Carnage” follows “a meeting between two sets of parents who get together to discuss a playground fight between their sons” per Variety. Themes of conflict, criticism, racism and misogyny abound in the drama. It has been described as a modern day version of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
“Carnage” was first performed in Zurich in 2008 and reaped a long run on Broadway as well as Tonys for play, director and actress Marcia Gay Harden. Lensing beings at the end of January in Paris.
The film version will star Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly.
Wild Bunch, the film’s sales agent, will handle distribution in France, U.K. and Scandinavia. Medusa has Italy. Co-producer Constantin Film has Germany.
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