Academy Award winners Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster and Christoph Waltz will join Matt Dillon in director Roman Polanski's previously announced film adaptation of Yasmina Reza's Tony-winning play God of Carnage, according to Deadline.com.
God of Carnage tells the story of two sets of parents who decide to have a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a schoolyard brawl. The get-together hilariously goes south as each pair attacks the other's parenting style and eventually reveals their personal qualms with their own spouses.
Winslet is an Academy Award winner for The Reader. Her many other film credits include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Titanic, Revolutionary Road and Little Children. Foster received Oscars for Silence of the Lambs and The Accused. She has also starred in Contact, Panic Room and Inside Man. Austrian actor Waltz took home an Academy Award earlier this year for Inglorious Basterds. Dillon's many film credits include There's Something About Mary, In & Out and To Die For.
The show, directed by Matthew Warchus, made its Broadway debut on March 22, 2009 starring Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Jeff Daniels and James Gandolfini. The production ran for 452 performances before closing in June 2010. God of Carnage received three Tony Awards including Best Play.
The film will be set in Brooklyn, though the production will film in France. The film is being co-produced by French producer SBS and Constantin Film of Germany. Polanski worked on the screenplay alongside playwright Reza.