I'm happy as Larry to learn that John C. Reilly has been cast in Roman Polanski's adaptation of God of Carnage. The Tony award-winning play by Yasmina Reza sees two sets of parents meet up and hash out their kids' playground fisticuffs. Reilly will take on one of the parental roles, a character previously intended for Matt Dillon. Yes, John C. Reilly is the new Matt Dillon.
I've been a fan of Reilly's for years now – his recent turn in Cyrus was superb, a highlight of the year for me – though it should be said that his co-stars in God of Carnage aren't too shabby either. They include: Jodie Foster who will play his wife, Kate Winslet and the uber-good Christoph Waltz.
Deadline NY report that filming will begin in Paris in January.