Kate Winslet to star in Roman Polanski`s next

Updated: Sep 26, 2010, 14:42 PM IST

London: Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet is all set to star in controversial director Roman Polanski`s film adaptation of Yasmina Reza`s play `God of Carnage`.

Although set in New York, the `Titanic` star will work on Polanski`s film in Paris because the filmmaker is banned from entering America. Polanski fled the country in 1977 after he was convicted of having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl.

The filmmaker has roped in two other Oscar-winners Jodie Foster and Christoph Waltz to play pivotal roles, reported The Independent.

The second male lead is rumored to be Matt Dillon.

Reza`s Tony Award-winning play tells the story of two sets of parents who meet after their sons are involved in a fight. The meeting takes a turn with attacks on each other`s parenting and then assaults against the marriages.

Production on `God of Carnage` is scheduled to begin in February.

`Inglourious Basterds` star Waltz will be next seen in `The Green Hornet` with Seth Rogen and `Water for Elephants` co-starring Robert Pattinson.

Winslet stars in the upcoming HBO miniseries `Mildred Pierce`, a remake of the 1945 film, and with Hugh Jackman in `Untitled Comedy`. Foster stars in and directs `The Beaver` with Mel Gibson, which currently does not have a release date.