Trailerama: The Ghost Writer

A ghost writer is hired to help pen the memoirs of an ex-prime minister who resembles Tony Blair but looks more like Pierce Brosnan. When a body turns up off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard and the PM is charged with war crimes, meeting that deadline seems more and more remote. Roman Polanski returns to thriller territory, with Robert Harris adapting his bestseller The Ghost. It’s our hope that Polanski exposes the political world as a pool full of Noah Crosses. The crazy cast, which includes Ewen McGregor and Kim Cattrall, suggests that it’s more likely to descend into absurdist nonsense.

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3 Responses to “Trailerama: The Ghost Writer”

  1. Must See Movies: February 2010 « SquallyShowers Says:

    […] The Ghost Writer Release date: Feb. 12 The pitch: A ghost writer (Ewan McGregor) works on the memoirs of an ex-PM (Pierce Brosnan) with secrets to hide. Soon the poor scribe is up to his neck in conspiracy. From the novel by Robert Harris. Fun fact: Beleaguered filmmaker Roman Polanski finished the film while under house arrest in Switzerland. Why it could be great: Polanski has been on a hot streak since his Oscar-winning The Pianist. Why it could suck: For every Pianist, there’s a Ninth Gate. […]

  2. Berlin 2010 Preview: Competition, Part 1 « SquallyShowers Says:

    […] The Ghost Writer […]

  3. Berlin 2010: And the Winners Are … « SquallyShowers Says:

    […] I Want to Whistle, I Whistle) (Florin Serban) Silver Bear – Best Director: Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer Silver Bear – Best Actress: Shinobu Terajima in Caterpillar Silver Bear – Best Actor […]

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