Fact: Director Roman Polanski's forthcoming film Carnage has been selected to open the New York Film Festival this September (11). The movie, an adaptation of Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning play, stars Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly as two bickering couples.
Quote: "I've known him for less than a year so I don't feel I should comment, it's none of my business." Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is refusing to pass judgement on THE GHOST WRITER director Roman Polanski's legal problems. The Polish filmmaker is currently under house arrest in Switzerland on an unlawful sex charge dating back to 1977.
Quote: "When I think of Roman. I think of his nose. He smells the truth. He is very intense. Sometimes because he's French and Polish, the frustration to explain what he wants comes out and he's like No, no! Terrible!' And you think, 'I'm more than terrible.' In some ways it was very tense and in some exhilarating." Actress Kim Cattrall on working with director Roman Polanski on new movie THE GHOST WRITER.
Fact: A nude portrait of director Roman Polanski and his late wife Sharon Tate has sold at auction for $11,250 (£7,031). The picture was taken by legendary photographer David Bailey in 1969 just months before Tate was murdered by the infamous Charles Manson cult.
Quote: "It's been a devastating few weeks for me. I also did Susan Atkins' last parole hearing about two weeks prior to her death. So it's just been a whirlwind these last few weeks." DEBORAH TATE, the sister of Roman Polanski's slain ex-wife Sharon Tate, admits she has been rocked by the death of her sibling's murderer SUSAN ATKINS and the arrest of the director on a 1978 child sex charge. Atkins, a member of Charles Manson's notorious cult, confessed to the 1969 killing and died behind bars last week (24Sep09). Polanski was taken into custody in Zurich, Switzerland on Saturday (26Sep09).
Quote: "You have not lived until you've seen Karl Lagerfeld... moshing in front of you, which happened at one of the shows. I mean really, moshing in front of me - Marc Jacobs, Roman Polanski... It was hysterical." Courtney Love has a clutch of superfamous fans.
Quote: "I have a 12-year-old daughter. If some 35-year-old director was banging her, I'd want more of a punishment for him - although 30 years of living with Parisians is punishment enough, right?" Alec Baldwin on fugitive filmmaker Roman Polanski - who has lived in exile in France for 31 years, after pleading guilty to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl.
Fact: Veteran filmmaker Roman Polanski is to direct a movie adaptation of ROBERT HARRIS' best-selling novel THE GHOST. The pair are currently collaborating on a screenplay for the upcoming film.