Roman Polanski announced today that he will direct a film adaptation of David Ives's play Venus in Fur, a Broadway and off-Broadway success, that received a Tony nomination for Best Play and garnered a Tony for Nina Arianda as Best Actress. Roman Polanski will work on the erotic black comedy while awaiting completion of the screenplay for D., based on the historic Dreyfus scandal, which Roman Polanski will direct as well.
Venus in Fur will be filmed in French and will star Emmanuelle Seigner and Louis Garrel.Read More
Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they will release Roman Polanski's new film, Carnage, in North America. Polanski penned the script with Yasmina Reza, which is adapted from Reza's 2009 Tony Award winning play God of Carnage. Carnage is produced by Saïd Ben Saïd (The Witnesses, The Girl on the Train) and stars Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly. SPC expects an end of year release.
Sony Pictures Classics acquired the film from Saïd Ben Saïd and ICM's Jeff Berg.Read More
It seems now that director Roman Polanski won't be extradited to the United States, he's setting up his next film project. New York Daily News is reporting that Polanski is prepping God of Carnage as his next film.
The site revealed that the director had been working with French playwright Yasmina Reza for more than a year on adapting her play for the silver screen. It was said that the film will be set in New York City but will be shot in Europe. The play revolves around a two boys who get in a playground fight and whose parents become at odds with one another in dramatically tense ways.Read More