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Polanski Plans Dreyfus Affair Feature

By Garth Franklin Thursday May 10th 2012 10:01AM

Following on from last year's "Carnage", Roman Polanski has announced that his next project will be the period political thriller "D" which Lionsgate/Summit International are shopping around at Cannes reports Variety.

The project deals with the famed 'Dreyfus Affair', a political scandal that divided France in the 1890s and the early 1900s.

Said scandal involved Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a young French artillery officer of Alsatian Jewish descent accused of giving French military secrets to the German Embassy in Paris.

Robert Harris, who penned both the source novel and screenplay for Polanski's 2010 thriller "The Ghost Writer", penned the script. Shooting aims to kick off later this year. Robert Benmussa and Alain Sarde are producing.

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