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Cage & Brosnan In Polanski's Ghost
Nic & Pierce join political thriller

25 June 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: MTV

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Nic Cage and Pierce Brosnan have been cast in Roman Polanski's thriller The Ghost, Brosnan has told MTV.

Brosnan will play an ex-British Prime Minister named Adam Lang, with Cage playing the ghost writer of Lang's memoirs. When said writer becomes privy to secrets about a scandal involving Lang, he has to choose between loyalty to his subject and a desire to preserve his own safety. The film is based on a novel by Robert Harris.

Sounds like classic Polanski to us. As a director who's always been best with small, paranoid stories, it'll be fascinating to see him going back to that kind of material after several years spent painting on much bigger canvases.

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Your Comments

Never thought I would see Nic and Pierce ina film together. More

Posted by Ricorodrigeuz at 15:43 on 25 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Nic Cage????
I wasn't even aware a adaption was in the works. But it all sounds good to me. I'd most likely change the ending though. More

Posted by Manchurian candidate at 10:13 on 25 June 2008 | Report This Post

Nic Cage????
In the book the unamed writer (the 'Ghost' of the title) is quite definitely a Brit. He's also meant to be an unflashy writer who is happy to suppress his own personality in order to ghost write other people's memoirs. I really can't see Nicholas 'I'm Overacting Here!' Cage in the role. Brosnan as Lang tho would be interesting... More

Posted by Blunderbuss at 08:59 on 25 June 2008 | Report This Post

Quite right!
Robert Harris is also the author of 'Pompeii', which Polanski was set to direct -- I wonder what the status of that project is now? More

Posted by olirog at 08:55 on 25 June 2008 | Report This Post

It is Robert Harris not Richard Harris
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Posted by seawalker at 08:26 on 25 June 2008 | Report This Post

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