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Roman Polanski Gets Brett Ratner His Big Break

by | 29th, September 2009

brett-ratner-jacksonROMAN Polanski’s arrest is good news for a voracious media looking for the next big debating point. And it’s top news for Brett Ratner, who, as the NY Post says, has been given her “big break” by the wayward director.

THE timing of Roman Polanski’s arrest in Switzerland on Sunday on a 31-year-old rape conviction couldn’t have been better for Brett Ratner. Hours before Polanski was busted in Zurich, Ratner taped an interview for BlogTalkRadio’s “Movie Geeks United” show and announced he’ll be producing a sequel to Marina Zenovich’s 2008 documentary, “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired.”

More on that film here.

And now back to our main feature:

“The family has forgiven [Polanski]. The victim has forgiven him. The rest of the world has forgiven him,” said Ratner, who cast Polanski as a French detective in his movie “Rush Hour 3.” “The LA judicial system is corrupt. It’s horrible.”

Anyone seen Rush Hour 3? Much of the debate on Polanksi is based on his gifts as a director. Had he produced the dross that is Rush Hour 3 would the great and good be defending his action or calling for him to be shot in the face? Does the artistic value fit the crime?

Scene 1. A courthouse in LA.

Court calls Roman Polanski.
Voiceover: You are herby charged with rape. How do you plead?
Polanski: The Pianist.

You’re free to go. Court calls Paris Hilton…

“Marina screened the movie at my house, and I invited Roman’s friends, like Bob Evans and Warren Beatty,” Ratner said. “A bunch of his friends came to see the movie before Roman even saw it. He wanted it to be an honest depiction of what happened. And I think Marina did a brilliant job.”

The rape of a young teenager is duly presented for our entertainment.

Certificate: 13. PG.

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