The Ghost Writer was adapted from Robert Harris’ novel The Ghost. This mystery thriller, directed by Roman Polanski, is based on a screenplay written by Harris and Polanski. A successful British ghostwriter, known as The Ghost, takes on the task of completing the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang. The Ghost’s agent assures him that this is the opportunity of a lifetime, however, the project seems doomed from the start. Lang’s long term aide, who was then working on the project, died in an unfortunate accident.
The ghost writer departs during the middle of winter and goes to work on the project at an oceanfront house on an island found off the US Eastern seaboard. As the Ghost works, he starts uncovering clues that his predecessor could have come up on Lang’s dark secret linking to the CIA. This information may just be hidden in the manuscript he left. The Ghost Writer stars Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Williams & Kim Cattrall.