I’m not the only Winslethead – Winslette? – on Anomalous Material, but nonetheless here I am to update you in one of the movies that Kate Winslet has this fall. She is part of the stellar cast in Roman Polanski’s Carnage which also includes Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz. Imagine a room with five people with a total of five Oscars together – Foster has two, Reilly has zero so far but we’ll hope this movie fixes that. The film is Polanski’s adaptation of Yasmin Reza’s award winning play “God of Carnage,” which I’ve had the privilege to see last spring in Los Angeles. ETA: Carnage shows these four adults talking about a violent attack from one couple’s son towards another. Dark hilarity surprisingly ensues.
Here’s a new still from the ThePlaylist (via ComingSoon). The setting, Michael (Reilly) and Penelope’s (Foster) home, looks more like the book-filled walls of the house in Michael Haneke’s Cache and less like the Moulin Rouge-y decoration in the stage production. In other words, it’s minimalistic as most contemporary-set films often are. I’m also curious about Alan (Waltz) and Nancy’s (Winslet) costumes. Since the latter is in wealth management, I expected to see her in something more colour over the dour hosts. Nonetheless, I like these new stills, showing these two couples before their emotions explode.
ETA Corrections from commenter Veronica: the trailer for Winslet’s other movie this fall, Contagion, will be out tonight on ‘Entertainment Tonight.’ ETA: Castor posted the trailer for Contagion tonight.The Sony Pictures Classics site still has no trailer nor release date for Carnage, but November sounds nice.