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True Crime Next For Roman Polanski?
He's got his eye on a New Yorker article

11 April 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Playlist

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No, it's not a remake of the ropey 1999 Clint Eastwood vehicle about possibly-dodgy death-row convictions. The True Crime that Roman Polanski is apparently currently interested in is even more intriguing.

Based on a real-life case detailed in a New Yorker article by David Grann, this Poland-set True Crime involves the unexplained murder of Dariusz Janiszewski, the owner of a small advertising business, who it seemed had no enemies in the world. His body was found in the Oder river in December 2000, but the mystery went unravelled until detective Jacek Wroblewski tracked Janiszewski's missing cellphone to an eBay auction. The seller was Krystian Bala, a Polish intellectual whose sado-sexual novel Amok had been published after Janiszewski's death, and featured a plot that seemed rather to parallel the real-life killing...

Murder undertaken as an intellectual exercise puts us somewhere in the region of Rope, so it's a nicely Hitchcockian set-up for Polanski, who hasn't been averse to visiting that territory in the past. The screenplay has already been written by Jeremy Brock, who proved with The Last King of Scotland that he's more than capable of wringing a gripping thriller from a real-world horror. And speaking of horror, Brett Ratner is aboard as a producer.

Polanski has signed no deals at this stage, but the film seems ready to go at Focus Features, so it sounds as if True Crime is his for the taking. In the meantime, Polanski's Carnage, starring Kate Winslet, Christophe Waltz, Jodie Foster and John C Reilly, has just been picked up for distribution by Sony Pictures Classics.


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True Crime Next For Roman Polanski?
I suppose he is a bloke who knows a thing or two about crime and being a criminal. More

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Correction!
Don't you hate those geeks that give geeks a bad name by only coming into a 'talkback' on a movie website so they can show off correcting the author's original article? Yeah, I hate them too! By the way, Absolute Power was the the ropey 1995 Clint Eastwood vehicle about master safe-crackers and dead hookers in the White House... ... True Crime was that forgettable one where Eastwood did something with someone that I can't remember, but know that Dennis Leary was in it! More

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Can Empire PLEASE stop reporting on this rapist-paedophile like every other credible publication? We're not interested in what this sick fuck does. Thank you. More

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