Roman Polanski, 81, says he will cooperate with Polish authorities investigating him as part of a US extradition request linked to 1977 child sex crime conviction.
Polanski, who lives in France but is in Poland to make a new film, wanted to shift focus to his current project, but did not deny his involvement in the investigation. "I am here mainly for preparations for a film I want to make this year," Polanski told TVN24 in an interview late on Monday. "I know that an extradition request has come and of course I will undergo the procedure and we will see. I trust the Polish judiciary system. I hope everything will be all right."
Polanski, lauded for creating such films as "Chinatown"
, plans to tell the story of Alfred Dreyfus, the French Jewish officer at the center of the Dreyfus Affair in his next film.