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Sundance deals: Weinstein Co. gets international rights to 'Polanski'

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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.