Watch The Ghost Writer Movie Online
Published 02 13, 2015
Year : 2010
Release date : 28 May 2010
Genres: Mystery, Thriller,
Director : Roman Polanski,
Writers: Robert Harris, Roman Polanski,
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jon Bernthal, Tim Preece, James Belushi, Timothy Hutton,
Time: 128 min.
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The Ghost Writer Movie Online
The Ghost Writer (released as The Ghost in the United Kingdom and Ireland) is a 2010 British political thriller film directed by Roman Polanski. The film is an adaptation of the Robert Harris novel, The Ghost, with the screenplay written by Polanski and Harris. It stars Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall and Olivia Williams. A British ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor), who is never named, is recruited by Rhinehart Inc., a large publishing company, to complete the memoirs of former Prime Minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan). His predecessor on the project and Lang's long-term aide, Mike McAra, has recently died in an apparent accident. The writer travels to the fictional Massachusetts village of Old Haven on Martha's Vineyard, where Lang is staying with his wife, Ruth (Olivia Williams), in the house of Marty Rhinehart, the company owner, and a staff of servants and security personnel. The writer is checked into a small hotel. Lang's personal assistant (and implied mistress), Amelia Bly (Kim Cattrall), forbids him to take McAra's manuscript outside, emphasizing that it is a security risk. Rhinehart is allowing the new ghost four weeks to get the story straight. Shortly after the writer's arrival, Lang is accused by former Foreign Secretary Richard Rycart (Robert Pugh) of authorising the illegal seizure of suspected terrorists and handing them over for torture by the CIA, a possible war crime. Lang faces prosecution by the International Criminal Court unless he stays in the U.S. or any other country that does not recognise the court's jurisdiction. As reporters and protesters swarm the island, the writer is moved into McAra's old room at Rhinehart's house, where personal belongings have not been cleared out yet. While Lang is away in Washington, the writer finds an envelope containing photographs of Lang's university days that suggest McAra might have stumbled across clues to a dark secret. Among the material is a handwritten phone number, which he rings and is answered by Rycart.