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A ghostwriter stumbles onto a secret that places his life in danger as he takes down the life story of a former U.K. prime minister in this [[Performer~P106743~Roman Polanski~romanpolanski]]-helmed adaptation of the [[Performer~P310224~Robert Harris~robertharris]] novel. Convinced by his agent that he's been granted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, talented British screenwriter "The Ghost" ([[Performer~P196980~Ewan McGregor~ewanmcgregor]]) agrees to aid British prime minister Adam Lang ([[Performer~P8836~Pierce Brosnan~piercebrosnan]]) in completing his memoirs after the leader's former aide dies under mysterious circumstances. Almost immediately after The Ghost arrives at a remote mansion in the U.S. to begin working with the prime minister, Lang is accused of committing a war crime by a former British cabinet minister. Amidst a deluge of protestors and reporters, The Ghost delves into the unfinished manuscript and comes to the terrifying conclusion that his predecessor died because he discovered a link between Prime Minister Lang and the CIA. The more information The Ghost uncovers, the more convinced he becomes that his life could be in danger as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:February 19, 2010

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Society of Film Critics Olivia Williams Best Supporting Actress 2010 Winner
L.A. Film Critics Association Olivia Williams Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up) 2010 Winner
London Film Critics Association Olivia Williams Best British Supporting Actress 2010 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Pierce Brosnan Best British Supporting Actor 2010 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Roman Polanski Best Director (Runner-up) 2010 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Roman Polanski Best Screenplay (Runner-up) 2010 Winner
L.A. Film Critics Association Alexandre Desplat Best Score 2010 Winner

Cast

Ewan McGregor
as The Ghost
Pierce Brosnan
as Adam Lang
Kim Cattrall
as Amelia Bly
Olivia Williams
as Ruth Lang
Tom Wilkinson
as Paul Emmett
Jim Belushi
as James Maddox
Eli Wallach
as Old Man
Timothy Hutton
as Sidney Kroll
Robert Pugh
as Robert Rycart
David Rintoul
as Stranger
Jon Bernthal
as Rick Rickardelli
Tim Preece
as Roy
Alister Mazzotti
as Protection Officer No. 1
Tim Faraday
as Barry
John Keogh
as Protection Officer No. 2
Glenn Conroy
as Barman
Robert Seeliger
as CNN Newscaster
Clayton Nemrow
as Journalist
Desiree Erasmus
as Nancy Emmett
Joel Kirby
as Motel Receptionist
Jeff Burrell
as Frank
Jaymes Butler
as FBI Agent

Crew

Roman Polanski
Director
Roman Polanski
Producer
Alain Sarde
Producer
Robert Benmussa
Producer
Roman Polanski
Screenwriter
Pawel Edelman
Cinematographer
Alexandre Desplat
Composer (Music Score)
Hervé de Luze
Editor
Albrecht Konrad
Production Designer
Cornelia Ott
Art Director
David Scheunemann
Supervising Art Director
Christoph Fisser
Co-producer
Timothy Burrill
Co-producer
Carl L. Woebcken
Co-producer
Henning Molfenter
Executive Producer
Dinah Collin
Costume Designer
Bernhard Henrich
Set Decorator
Ralph Remstedt
First Assistant Director
Gabriele Lins
Production Manager
Fiona Weir
Casting
Alexandre Desplat
Conductor
Didier Lavergne
Makeup
Didier Lavergne
Hair Styles
Jennifer Patrick
Script Supervisor
Jean-Max Guerin
Makeup
Jean-Max Guerin
Hair Styles
Mikael Tanguy
Special Effects Supervisor
Sylvette Baudrot
Script Supervisor
Suzana Peric
Music Editor
Guy Courtecuisse
Post Production Manager
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