Polanski to cooperate in Poland over US extradition
Roman Polanski has said he will cooperate with Polish authorities over an extradition request to the US, where he is wanted for a 1977 sex case.
The Oscar-winning director, who is currently working on a film in Krakow, served 42 days for unlawful sex with a 13-year-old before fleeing the country.
Polish prosecutors have confirmed they will question the 81-year-old, who has both Polish and French passports.
Polanski said he had "confidence in Poland's justice system".
"I will submit myself to the procedure and we will see," he told a TV news channel, "I hope everything will be alright".
Poland generally does not allow extradition of its citizens, but has an extradition agreement with the US who filed a request at the beginning of January.
Polanski was arrested in 2009 by Swiss authorities after travelling to Zurich to attend a film festival, but avoided extradition.
His movements are restricted by a warrant in effect in 188 countries, but he has avoided extradition by travelling between France, Poland and Switzerland.
The director is working on a new film, An Officer and A Spy, about a 19th Century French scandal dubbed "the Dreyfus affair".
He won an Oscar in 2003 for directing The Pianist, a harrowing story set in Nazi-occupied Warsaw that mirrored his own childhood experiences.