• Publication date: November 23, 2013

The Ghost Writer

Convinced by his agent that this is the chance of a lifetime, the ghost-writer known as 'The Ghost' accepts to work on former UK Prime Minister Adam Lang's memoirs. The retired Adam Lang's former aide had just passed away in mysterious circumstances. And the more 'The Ghost' delves into the draft manuscript, the more he believes his own life may be in danger too...

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2010

MBC Max:

August 14, 2016 18:00 (KSA) ~ August 14, 2016 17:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) 'The Ghost Writer' is an adaptation of the Robert Harris novel, 'The Ghost', with the screenplay being penned by both the author, Harris, and director Polanski himself.

Convinced by his agent that this is the chance of a lifetime, the ghost-writer known as 'The Ghost' (Ewan McGregor) accepts to work on former UK Prime Minister Adam Lang's memoirs.  The retired Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan) lives with his wife Ruth (Olivia Williams) in the US, and his former aide had just passed away under mysterious circumstances. Yet the more 'The Ghost' delves into the draft manuscript, the more he believes his own life may be in danger too.

With accusations of possible war crimes directed at Lang by the former Foreign Secretary Richard Rycart (Robert Pugh); such that he aided the illegal incarceration of suspected terrorists and handed them over to the CIA to be tortured, The Ghost tries to retrace the final steps of Lang's former aide as more and more links between Lang and the CIA are revealed...

Starring:

  • Ewan McGregor
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Kim Cattrall
  • Olivia Williams
  • Tom Wilkinson
  • Timothy Hutton
  • Jon Bernthal
  • Tim Preece
  • James Belushi

Directed by:  Roman Polański

Rating:  PG-13 for language, brief nudity/sexuality, some violence and a drug reference.