Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Roman Polanski Detained, Released by Police in Poland after US Request

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It looks like U.S. authorities have stumbled again in their pursuit of Roman Polanski. The controversial director was arrested and question in Krakow, Poland at the request of the U.S. while on a visit to Poland. I’ve spoken to someone who was with Polanski earlier in the week in Warsaw. He went there for a museum opening but also to scout locations for his movie of “The Dreyfus Affair.” By now he should be safely back in Paris. But this little adventure should be a warning that he will always have trouble outside of France. The US is still trying to bring Polanski back on the 1977 charges of sex with a minor. Their last effort to do resulted in a house arrest in Switzerland. Polanski was subsequently released. More to come…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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