A group of filmmakers are calling for the release of Roman Polanski. Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and David Lynch are among the directors who signed a petition asking for the release of director Roman Polanski. Polanski was arrested this past weekend in Switzerland in connection with the 1977 rape charge that led to his fleeing the US. Those signing the petition were also incensed that Polanski was arrested on his way to attend the Zurich Film Festival.
In other Polanski news, his most recent movie, “The Ghost,” starring Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor has been put on hold. The movie, based on the Robert Harris novel about an investigative reporter looking into the past of the British PM, was in post production with just the sound mix and scoring remaining to be done. However, nothing will happen with the movie until Polanski’s legal situation is cleared up.
So, for the time being, the only thing we’ll see from this movie is a short, 15 second trailer. Check it out below.