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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Roman Polanski Biopic in the Works

The life of legendary auteur/kid-toucher Roman Polanski is being brought to the big screen, according to an item in The Hollywood Reporter. Polanski's tumultuous life is certainly tailor-made for movies: a Holocaust survivor, he suffered through his wife's murder at the hands of the Charles Manson cult, then got busy with a 13-year-old girl and fled the country to escape statutory rape charges, never to return.
The Polish filmmaker is known for breaking throguh in the United States thanks to a trio of films that helped to redefine the horror genre during the 1960s: Repulsion, The Fearless Vampire Killers and of course the movie that made Satanism cool, Rosemary's Baby.
The unauthorized biopic is being made by writer/director Damian Chapa, whose greatest accomplishment thus far might be his one-year marriage to Natasha Henstridge. Chapa will begin shooting the film for Amadeus Pictures in January.

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