Finally: Roman Polanski and Matt Dillon to Make Beautiful Art Together

polanski_dillon_250.jpgWord from England this morning reports that Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet will play the wives of Christoph Waltz and Matt Dillon's characters in the film version of the play God of Carnage, directed by Roman Polanski. I know, I know -- I needed the double-take myself.

In fairness, whoever picks up the independently financed adaptation of Yazmina Reza's Tony-winner will be able to push "Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon" in the trailer. But one can only imagine the early talks Polanski and DIllon must have had:

"You know Matt, Greg Kinnear's really interested in this role..."

"I take dumps bigger than Greg Kinnear."

"How do you think you'd match up with Kate Winslet?"

"Oh, man, love her on that show."

"What show?"

"The schizophrenic one. Tara? Something Tara."

"That's Toni Collette."

"Whoa. Who was the one in Titanic?"

"Can you work in Switzerland if necessary?"

"As long as it doesn't mess up my obligations for Armored."

"You're hired."

Anyway, this is happening.

· Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet To Star In Roman Polanski's God Of Carnage [Deadline]


  • Emotionally Retarded says:

    Why the rancor toward Matt Dillon, who has certainly been more varied and resonant in his last few movies than Jodie Foster has been in hers? Plus he's cute as hell.

  • S.T. VanAirsdale says:

    Yes, his last decade of work has really taken "varied and resonant" advantage of his late '90s comeback -- definitely enough to make everyone _totally comfortable_ that he belongs in _this_ cast with _these_ actors in _this_ material by _this_ director:
    _Old Dogs_
    _Nothing But the Truth_
    _You, Me and Dupree_
    _Herbie Fully Loaded_
    _Employee of the Month_
    _City of Ghosts_
    _Deuces Wild_
    _One Night at McCool's_
    I'll give you _Factotum_. The rest? Hell yes, I'm rancorous.