The Weinstein Company announced Saturday that it has purchased international rights to Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,
filmmaker Marina Zenovich’s look at the media circus surrounding
Polanski’s 1978 conviction for having unlawful sexual intercourse with
a minor, and his subsequent flight from the U.S. to avoid prison.
United States and Canadian rights still remain available. The film,
which premiered Friday night at Sundance (as part of the festival’s
Documentary Competition), was exec-produced by Steven Soderbergh and
Randy Wooten. —Nicole Sperling
SUNDAY UPDATE: HBO Documentary Films has purchased domestic rights to the film.