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Roman Polanski to Direct Dreyfus Affair Movie

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 25:  Director Roman Polanski arrives at the 36th French Cesar film awards ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet on February 25, 2011 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

Roman Polanski is getting a D ... on purpose. The controversial filmmaker has announced that his next movie will bear the one-letter title and be based on the real-life Dreyfus Affair, an 1894 incident where a Jewish captain in the French army was wrongfully accused of treason. When another colonel tried to clear the man's name, he was sent to prison, too. (And not the cushy kind in Switzerland, either!)

Photo: Francois Durand/2011 Getty Images