The Ghost - Film preview

Posted on: 16 April 2010 by Mark O'haire

Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan and Kim Cattrall star in Roman Polanski’s adaptation of Robert Harris’ acclaimed novel.

Based on Robert Harris’ acclaimed novel, The Ghost is the story of a ghostwriter hired to take over writing the memoirs of one former British Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan), after the ex-Prime Minister’s first co-writer dies in an accident. Soon after the Ghost accepts the assignment, a high-ranking British official accuses Lang of illegally seizing suspected terrorists and handing them over for torture by CIA, a war crime.

The controversy brings reporters and protesters swarming to the Martha’s Vineyard mansion where Lang is staying with his wife, Ruth (Olivia Williams) and his media-handler turned mistress, Amelia (Kim Cattrall). As The Ghost works, he begins uncover to clues revealing the previous writer may have pieced together a dark secret linking Lang to the CIA, and that somehow this information is hidden in the manuscript he left behind.

From acclaimed director Roman Polanski and resonating with topical themes, this atmospheric and intriguing political thriller charts one man’s determination to discover the truth and to tell it, if necessary, from beyond the grave.

Film relased - 16 April 2010

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