The Ghost Writer
"The Ghost Writer" is a political thriller film based on the novel "The Ghost" about a ghost writer who is hired to write the memoirs of a former British prime minister. He is hired after his predecessor mysteriously dies in an accident. The ghost writer soon learns many secrets that he should not know, and these secrets put his life in jeopardy. The film stars Ewan McGregor (Ghost Writer), Pierce Brosnan (former British prime minister), Olivia Williams (Ruth Lang), Kim Cattrall (Amelia Bly), Timothy Hutton (Sidney Kroll), Tom Wilkinson (Paul Emmett), and Jon Bernthal (Rick Rickerdelli). The novel is written by Robert Harris, and the screen play is written by Roman Polanski and Robert Harris; Roman Polanski also directs the film. The film was distributed by Summit Entertainment and Optimum Releasing. The running time of the movie is 128 minutes long. The budget for the film was $45 million and it grossed $60,222,298 in the box office.