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Secret Cannes Meeting For New Polanski Film to Find U.S. Buyer Took Place — So Far, No Takers

Secret Cannes Meeting For New Polanski Film to Find U.S. Buyer Took Place — So Far, No Takers

You would be forgiven for thinking the only chatter about Roman Polanski this year at the Croisette was about his brief depiction in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” — and the unhappiness about it expressed by his wife Emmanuelle Seigner. But it so happens Polanski turned to the Cannes Film Festival himself to look for a U.S. distributor for his latest film.

Paris-based sales agency Playtime held an unpublicized meeting on May 18 for around 40 potential U.S. buyers to screen Polanski’s film “An Officer and a Spy.” Polanski did not attend but star Jean Dujardin did, along with producer Alain Goldman. A week and a half later, no U.S. buyer has been announced — though the film already has European distribution set for the fall.

Vanity Fair‘s Nicole Sperling spoke to one of the attendees of the under-wraps meeting, Roadside Attractions co-president Howard Cohen,

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