Cannes 2017: Festival adds Roman Polanski's latest movie to the lineup

Including Polanski could mean trouble for Cannes Film Festival

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Director Roman Polanski attends the 'La Venus A La Fourrure' Photocall during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2013 in Cannes, France.

The Cannes Film Festival has added French-Polish director Roman Polanski's movie, Based on a True Story (D’Apres Une Histoire Vraie), to this year's official selection of the movies playing out of competition.

According to a report in Variety, the controversial director helmed the movie based on a novel by Delphine de Vigan - a psychological thriller about a writer and her obsessive admirer. Eva Green of Penny Dreadful is starring with French actors Emmanuelle Seigner and Vincent Perez in the movie.

This could mean a media circus and a lot of security trouble for the organisers of Cannes Film Festival. Because earlier in the year, Polanski was forced to resign as president of the Cesar Awards (prestigious movie awards in France) after feminist organisations protested against the decision over his longstanding rape case. The same fate may await for Polanski and the festival organisers come May 17.

Other new titles added to the festival lineup are as follows - 

1. Director Ruben Ostlund's The Square starring Elizabeth Moss and Dominic West 
2. Santiago Mitre's La Cordillera
3. Li Ruijun's Walking Past the Future
4. Barbet Schroeder’s new Burma documentary Le Venerable W
5. Eric Caravaca's Carre 35

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