HBO Documentary has bought all U.S. domestic rights to “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,”
Weinstein Co. purchased international rights shortly after the film made its world premiere Friday
“Wanted and Desired” revisits the events three decades ago when Polish-born director Roman Polanski was convicted of unlawful intercourse with a minor, spent 42 days in prison, and fled into exile from the U.S. The film explores how the case affected both victim and perpetrator while addressing larger issues about the media, celebrity and the U.S. legal system. Polanski’s attorney Douglas Dalton speaks out on the case for the first time. The film is executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and Randy Wooten and produced by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Lila Yacoub.
The deal came down Saturday night, with HBO and Magnolia Pictures
Weinstein Co. picked up foreign rights Friday night for six figures. Harvey Weinstein figures he’ll have Polanski to work with in seven countries, including his home-base, France, where he has his own sub-distribution.