Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Robert Harris' Ghost Writer á la Polanski, via McGregor and Brosnan

Robert Harris is the author of a great deal many brilliant books. His latest, Lustrum, was the topic of a FiP post not long ago. It was Peter Mandelson related, hence our scream of double joy! This spring sees the release of the film adaption of Harris' recent take on - dare I say it - Tony Blair, his wife and the mess he left this country in (I'm referring to a certain possibly illegal war in this case). 

Anyway, the film - called The Ghost in the UK and The Ghost Writer in the US - is directed by Roman Polanski, who, like the protagonist in the book, is persecuted abroad for an 'old' crime. 

It stars Ewan McGregor as the ghost writer and Piers Brosnan as Adam Lang (AKA Tony Blair) as the escapee ex-PM. It got a very good review in the Guardian, but I can safely say it won't be a match for the book. Read it before you see it!

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