Roman Polanski is certainly tireless.
The 87-year-old director can’t be stopped from making new films despite all the controversy surrounding him.
Now there are reports that he will be running “The Palace”, with an ensemble cast at a Swiss hotel. The film will have to shoot in France and it is financed by the Italian company RAI.
No doubt the cast will include his wife, actress Emmanuelle Seigner. But it could also include Mia Farrow, who flew to the UK and defended it in a libel lawsuit in 2005.
Farrow didn’t care about Polanski’s turbulent history and statutory rape charges. He directed her on “Rosemary’s Baby” in the ’60s, so all that nasty legal stuff didn’t count.
We never saw “An Officer and a Spy,” Polanski’s latest film, because no American distributor would take it. It’s in French and stars Jean DuJardin. I would love someone to post it here with subtitles! It was also produced by RAI.
It will be interesting to see which actors play in “The Palace”. Polanski is a great filmmaker despite all the other issues.