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'Carnage:' Jodie Foster has no sense of humor [video]

December 16, 2011 |  2:23 pm

Opening Friday, "Carnage," director Roman Polanski's adaptation of Yasmina Reza's stage play "God of Carnage," tells the story of two sets of parents who come together to discuss an altercation involving both of their sons and descend into bitter squabbling inside the confines of a New York apartment.

The film stars Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly, and Reza told the Times that she was quite pleased with the A-list cast. "They were so right in each part, so I was very thrilled and confident," she said of the actors -- two of whom, Winslet and Foster, were nominated for Golden Globess Thursday for their performances in the film.

Reza, whose other works include the international hit dramatic comedy “Art,” said she previously hadn’t wanted to adapt any of her works for the screen. But her friendship with Polanski, whom she has known for 20 years, helped persuade her to write a screenplay for “Carnage." Reza first met the Oscar-winning director of “Chinatown” and “Rosemary’s Baby” when Polanski asked her to translate his stage adaptation of Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis."

"Roman saw all my plays and followed my work, but we never spoke about doing something together," Reza told The Times in an interview. "It was for me really very obvious that he might be the most right person to do it."

In this exclusive video clip, the bickering between the couples has already begun.


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