Summit Entertainment has provided us with 6 clips from Roman Polanski’s Ghost Writer which stars Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Catrall, Olivia Williams, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Hutton, & Eli Wallach. While we usually only post clips before a movie has been released, the film is expanding into more theaters this weekend and I wanted to help promote the film as I thought it was great. If you’re looking for a smart thriller that’s been well crafted and will keep you guessing, you should definitely check out Ghost Writer this weekend. The one sentence summary is:
A gifted author (McGregor) hired to ghostwrite the memoirs of a controversial former British Prime Minister (Brosnan) becomes a hunted man when he uncovers explosive secrets about the past.
It’s currently at 82% on Rotten Tomatoes after 84 reviews, proving the critics are in agreement on this one. Again, one of the best films playing at a theater this weekend. Check out the clips after the jump – along with the full synopsis:
As always, are the clips are in the player below. Once you push play you might have to watch a pre-roll ad and then all the clips will play in order. Sorry about the pre-roll, it pays for the bandwidth.
A gifted author hired to ghostwrite the memoirs of a controversial former British Prime Minister becomes a hunted man when he uncovers explosive secrets about the past. Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams and Kim Catrall star in The Ghost Writer, a taut, suspenseful thriller from the Oscar®-winning director of The Piano.
The Ghost (Ewan McGregor) senses somethings not right from the minute he gets the lucrative assignment to complete Adam Langs (Pierce Brosnan) autobiography. For starters, the previous ghostwriter, a longtime aide to the ex-Prime Minister, is dead-an apparent suicide victim. As Lang becomes engulfed in a scandal over his administrations harsh counterterrorism tactics, The Ghost digs into the charismatic politicians past, discovering clues that he may be hiding something far more shocking than the current allegations against him.
Hunkered down in a secluded East Coast beach house with Lang, his beautiful wife and political muse (Olivia Williams), his alluring chief of staff (Kim Catrall) and a small cadre of staffers and bodyguards, The Ghost finds himself losing his objectivity and becoming part of the story hes supposed to be chronicling. Unsure who to trust, he sets out on an increasingly dangerous quest for the truth that leads to a startling discovery with far-reaching implications. But he may not live to write the final chapter.