A ghostwriter stumbles onto a secret that places his life in danger as he takes down the life story of a former U.K. prime minister in this Roman Polanski-helmed adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Convinced by his agent that he's been granted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, talented British screenwriter "The Ghost" (Ewan McGregor) agrees to aid British prime minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan) in completing his memoirs after the leader's former aide dies under mysterious circumstances. Almost immediately after The Ghost arrives at a remote mansion in the U.S. to begin working with the prime minister, Lang is accused of committing a war crime by a former British cabinet minister. Amidst a deluge of protestors and reporters, The Ghost delves into the unfinished manuscript and comes to the terrifying conclusion that his predecessor died because he discovered a link between Prime Minister Lang and the CIA. The more information The Ghost uncovers, the more convinced he becomes that his life could be in danger as well.~Jason Buchanan
Ewan McGregor plays a ghostwriter hired to complete memoirs of a former Prime Minister UK, Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan). Lang and his wife retires to the USA, after vanquishing British politics. He and his wife live on an isolated island in the US with security control and a good secretarial staff. The Ghost, Ewan McGregor's character interviews Lang and is asked earlier in the beginning of the film to read a book given to him by one of his friends. Later on in the film Adam Lang is mired in a big scandal with international branches. The Ghost uncovers clues while working on the memoirs and a dark secret linking Lang to the CIA with significant information showed. The information was hidden in the manuscript given to the Ghost earlier. This movie has a great cast and director. Overall 5/5
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It's worth it to get this on Blue-Ray
The cinematography comes out lovely in HD. It's got a great little noir plot and the shots always matches the mood. Polanski is a master of the art, and this one has a much more coherent plot than 9 Gates.