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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Walken comes to Broadway in McDonagh play

Walken comes to Broadway in McDonagh play

NEW YORK -- How's this for an intriguing role?

Christopher Walken will play a man searching for his missing hand in ''A Behanding in Spokane,'' Martin McDonagh's black comedy opening March 4 on Broadway.

Producer Robert Fox said Walken will be joined by Anthony Mackie, Sam Rockwell and Zoe Kazan in the play, which begins previews Feb. 15 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. John Crowley directs.

Walken won an Oscar for his role in ''The Deer Hunter.'' The 66-year-old actor has also appeared in the films ''Annie Hall,'' ''Pennies From Heaven,'' ''Wedding Crashers'' and the musical version of ''Hairspray.''

Polanski stuck in jail, must pay full $4.5 million

GSTAAD, Switzerland -- Roman Polanski remained in jail Monday, despite visits from his lawyer and a French diplomat, and it was unclear if the director had met Switzerland's demand of a full bail payment of $4.5 million to be released.

The Swiss Justice Ministry declined to say what guarantees Polanski needed to give to be transferred from the jail near Zurich to house arrest at his chalet in the luxury resort of Gstaad.

In addition to bail, the 76-year-old filmmaker must surrender his identity papers and be fitted with an electronic monitoring bracelet. He would not be allowed to leave his property as he awaits a decision on whether he will be extradited to the U.S. for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.

Pacheco wins Cervantes Prize

MADRID -- The Mexican writer Jose Emilio Pacheco has won the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor, Spain's Culture Ministry said Monday.

The 70-year-old poet, novelist, journalist, essayist and literary critic said he was overwhelmed.

''It's like being hit by a punch that doesn't hurt you immediately, it's absolutely unreal,'' Pacheco said from the international book fair in Guadalajara, Mexico. ''There hasn't been a minute since seven this morning when I haven't answered three phones at once,'' said Pacheco.