With his legal troubles more or less behind him (though he will forever be plagued by them) Roman Polanski is getting back in the business of making movies and has added one more actor the solid lineup he has assembled for his next film.
John C. Reilly is joining Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster and Christoph Waltz in “God Of Carnage.” The film will be an adaptation of the hit play by French writer Yasmina Reza (“Art“), and the New York set story (a location the helmer can’t film in, for obvious reasons, and will instead shoot in Paris), follows two sets of middle-class parents who meet for dinner after their children get into a fight at school. Reilly replaces Matt Dillon who was scrubbed from early casting news surrounding the film. Perhaps it’s because he needs to make “Armored 2.”
No word yet on the couple pairings but it’s a formidable set of actors who will be tackling some strong material. Filming will begin in January in Paris and is it too much to expect a late 2011 release? Will Polanski go from legal woe to Oscar glory? [Deadline]
— Kevin Jagernauth