Polanski's Role in "Rush Hour 3"

by | October 27, 2006 | Comments

Wondering how/why filmmaker Roman Polanski would be appearing in next summer’s "Rush Hour 3"? I’ll admit I was a little curious, so here’s a little scoop: He’s playing a French police detective! How … great.

From Variety: "Roman Polanski will appear in New Line’s "Rush Hour 3," starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan and currently shooting in Paris.

Polanski’s been cast as a French police officer who harasses Tucker and Chan’s characters in several scenes while the stars battle a wing of a Chinese organized-crime family.

Though the director’s occasionally acted in European films such as Andrzej Wajda’s "The Revenge," "Rush Hour 3" marks his first thesping gig in a Hollywood pic since 1974’s "Chinatown" as "a man with a knife." After winning the directing Oscar for "The Pianist" three years ago, he last helmed "Oliver Twist."

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