Polanski to Take on Jekyll/Hyde: Roman Polanski, 56, who fled to France in 1978 after he was convicted of having sex with a minor in California, has a new project, New York magazine reports in its Nov. 27 issue. The director of "Chinatown" and "Tess" is expected to write and direct a Warner Bros. film based loosely on the characters Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The script will be adapted from "Mary Reilly," Valerie Martin's forthcoming novel about the scientist with a split personality, told from the maid's perspective. No word yet on whether the movie will have a role for Emmanuelle Seigner, Polanski's 23-year-old bride, who starred in his 1988 film "Frantic."
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