The Ghost Writer Movie

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Who's Involved:

Ewan McGregor, Olivia Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Hutton, Jim Belushi, Roman Polanski, Kim Cattrall, Robert Harris, Alain Sarde, Robert Benmussa

Release Date:

Friday, February 19, 2010 (New York / Los Angeles)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

"The Ghost Writer" tells the story of a former British Prime Minister, Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), who is holed up on an island off the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. in midwinter, writing his memoirs. When his long-standing aide drowns, a professional ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) is sent out to help him finish the book. The anonymous ghost writer is quickly drawn into a political and sexual intrigue involving Lang’s wife, Ruth (Olivia Williams) and his aide (Kim Cattrall). Hanging over Lang is the threat of a war crimes trial and a mysterious secret from his past that threatens to jeopardize international relations. The film is based on the Robert Harris novel "The Ghost."

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Cast: Who stars in it?

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    Sex and the City, Shortcut to Happiness

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    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Beauty and the Beast

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Crew: Who's making The Ghost Writer

A look at the The Ghost Writer behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Roman Polanski last directed Venus in Fur and Carnage. The film's writer Robert Harris last wrote D.


Robert Benmussa
Alain Sarde

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Production: What we know about The Ghost Writer

Key Facts

  1. Based on a book by Robert Harris.

Filming Timeline

On or about January 7, 2010, the film was in Completed status.

On or about November 21, 2009, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about January 21, 2009, the film was in Pre-Production status.

The Ghost Writer Release Date: When was it released?

The Ghost Writer was released in 2010 on Friday, February 19, 2010 (in 4 theaters . There were 2 other movies released on the same date, including Shutter Island and The Good Guy.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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