Roman Polanski's Carnage trailer unleashed online

If you like you actors to damned well act their faces off, then here's some good news for you: the trailer for Roman Polanski's Carnage has arrived.

The director's latest is a four-hander boasting one of the most impressive casts of the year, with Jodie Foster, John C Reilly, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz caught in a showdown after their kids are involved in a playground scuffle.

Thankfully, the trailer plays up the humour before the stinging barbs arrive, so this looks a little more interesting than your average PTA meeting.

Carnage doesn't look to be the most commercial piece of cinema you'll see this year, but if you want to see some fine actors cranking up the cringe in a pressure-cooker setting, it looks like there will be plenty to enjoy here.

If it seems a little stagey, it's worth noting that it is based on Yasmina Reza's play God Of Carnage .

Check out the trailer for yourself right here:

Carnage opens in the US on 16 December 2011. Expect a UK release at some point early next year.

Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.