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The Writers: Yasmina Reza climbs inside ‘Carnage’

Yasmina Reza never planned to make a film of her international hit play “God of Carnage,” a hair-trigger drama about a playground scuffle between two boys that escalates into a bitingly funny, primal struggle among their parents.

But when a longtime friend proposed making a movie, the Paris-based playwright knew exactly the type of director the film needed: a master of macabre humor, an expert at raising the tension inside tight psychological spaces, a connoisseur of the darkest recesses of the human heart. (FULL ARTICLE: Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times)