A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman Polanski's tense drama, the author realizes that his discovery threatens some very powerful people who will do anything to ensure that certain episodes from Lang's past remain buried.

  1. Robert Harris

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Roman Polański

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ewan McGregor

    Ewan McGregor

    The Ghost

  2. Pierce Brosnan

    Pierce Brosnan

    Adam Lang

  3. Jon Bernthal

    Jon Bernthal

    Rick Ricardelli

  4. Kim Cattrall

    Kim Cattrall


  5. Tom Wilkinson

    Tom Wilkinson

    Paul Emmett

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The Ghost Writer
The Ghost Writer



Status Released

Release Information

  • February 12, 2010


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 8m

Budget $45,000,000.00

Revenue $60,222,298.00

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