Summit Entertainment has given us an exclusive TV Spot for Roman Polanski’s (The Pianist, Frantic) new movie The Ghost Writer. While I haven’t yet seen the film, a number of my peers have, and the word on the street is that it’s quite good. Starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan, the film is about a ghostwriter (McGregor) that’s hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister (Brosnan) and he uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy. If you haven’t yet seen any footage, after the jump is our exclusive TV spot and the trailer.
Here’s the full synopsis:
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 something’s not right from the minute he gets the lucrative assignment to complete Adam Lang’s (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 administration’s harsh counterterrorism tactics, The Ghost digs into the charismatic politician’s 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 he’s 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…