Guy Farrandis
EW Staff
February 12, 2010 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Ghost Writer

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
128 minutes
Wide Release Date
02/19/10
performer
Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson, Olivia Williams
director
Roman Polanski
author
Roman Polanski, Robert Harris
genre
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B+

STARRING Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams and Kim Cattrall
WRITTEN BY Robert Harris
DIRECTED BY Roman Polanski

A well-known British ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) agrees to complete the memoirs of former British prime minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), only to discover that the person who’d helmed the project before him died in a mysterious accident. As the writer delves deep into the project, Lang is accused of a war crime and finds himself amid controversy. The press descends upon the story, but the writer is onto a story of his own. He begins to expose clues that suggest his predecessor may have stumbled upon deadly secrets. Director Roman Polanski’s personal drama aside, the plot suggests he at least still knows how to do drama on film.

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