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Roman Polanski wants house arrest, and is working on movie from jail

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A lawyer for film director Roman Polanski said that his client would stay under house arrest in Switzerland if he were released from jail, according to The New York Times. Polanski’s lawyer also stated that the filmmaker would post his property and a large sum of money as bail, and was willing to wear a monitoring device. Polanski has been in a Zurich jail since Sept. 26, when he was arrested by Swiss authorities on an American extradition warrant; the filmmaker fled the United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Polanski is reportedly attempting to finish his new movie, The Ghost, from jail by sending out his directorial decisions, including his notes for score composer Alexandre Desplat, according to the Los Angeles Times.