The Ghost Writer 2010 Movie

The Ghost Writer 2010 Movie

The Ghost Writer (aka The Ghost in the UK) is a film adaptation of the Robert Harris novel The Ghost. The film is directed by Roman Polanski and based on a screenplay written by Harris and Polanski. It stars Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan.

On his way to the Zurich Film Festival, Polanski was arrested by Swiss police in September 2009. Due to Polanski’s arrest, post-production was briefly put on hold, but he resumed work from house arrest at his Swiss villa. Also, he could not take part in his film’s world premiere at the Berlinale festival on February 12, 2010.

Plot:

The plot of the film is based on the novel.

When a successful British ghostwriter, The Ghost, agrees to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, his agent assures him it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. But the project seems doomed from the start—not least because his predecessor on the project, Lang’s long-term aide, died in an unfortunate accident. The Ghost flies out to work on the project, in the middle of winter, to an oceanfront house on an island off the U.S. Eastern seaboard. But the day after he arrives, a former British cabinet minister accuses Lang of authorizing the illegal seizure of suspected terrorists and handing them over for torture by the CIA—a war crime. The controversy brings reporters and protesters swarming to the island mansion where Lang is staying with his wife, Ruth, and his personal assistant (and mistress), Amelia. As The Ghost works, he begins to uncover clues suggesting his predecessor may have stumbled on a dark secret linking Lang to the CIA—and that somehow this information is hidden in the manuscript he left behind.

On the Net: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_Writer_(film)

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~ by Frankie on 02/16/2010.

2 Responses to “The Ghost Writer 2010 Movie”

  1. This gonna be the movie to watch for. Looking forward for this. More reviews on this movie please!

  2. Polanski grinds the gears to entertaining effect, never losing pace from beginning to end, while not necessarily offering anything new.

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