The Ghost Writer

{4.5/5} “Forty thousand years of human language, and there’s no word to describe our relationship. It was doomed. ”

A writer is hired for a lot of money to do some work on the memoirs of Adam Lang, former Prime Minister of Britain. The previous writer who was working on it mysteriously drowned. The writer travels to Lang’s estate in the US, where he starts working with Adam. He also meets Amelia, Adam’s wife, and Ruth, Adam’s assistant. Although Lang has retired he’s still embroiled in a lot of drama — the International Criminal Court wants to try him for war crimes.

The Ghost Writer was released in 2010.

This is a fascinating story and you’re not sure where it’s going to go. It’s a true mystery where you’re putting together pieces of the puzzle until the end. The acting, of course, is top notch.

The playful and (later) suspenseful music is by Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech).

Ewan McGregor (Big Fish, Moulin Rouge!) plays the writer and Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye, Seraphim Falls) plays Adam. Olivia Williams (An Education, the TV show Dollhouse) plays Ruth and Kim Cattrall (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, the TV show Sex and the City) plays Amelia.

James Belushi (the TV show According to Jim), Eli Wallach (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly), and Tom Wilkinson (The Full Monty)  have small roles.

The movie was based on the book The Ghost by Robert Harris (Enigma), and directed by Roman Polanski (Frantic).

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