John C. Reilly has signed on to star in Roman Polanski’s adaptation of the Tony-winning play, God of Carnage. Written by Yasmina Reza, the play tells the story of two sets of parents who meet shortly after their sons get into a fight on the playground. As parents sometimes do, they begin attacking each other’s parenting skills before turning on their spouse’s and exposing their own marital shortcomings.
Reilly joins an already solid cast which includes Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, and Matt Dillon. Per Deadline, he will play Foster’s husband, Michael. The role was originally turned on-stage by James Gandolfini. Filming on God of Carnage is set to begin in Paris this January. Reilly recently finished working on the comedy Cedar Rapids alongside Sigourney Weaver, Ed Helms, Anne Heche, and Rob Corddry.