Polanski Arrest Puts The Ghost in Limbo


The Hollywood Reporter has an update on the shocking arrest of director Roman Polanski over the weekend and what it might mean for his upcoming film The Ghost, starring Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor.

Based on the novel by Robert Harris about a British leader named Adam Lang (played by Brosnan) and the ghostwriter hired to help pen his memoirs, Polanski had finished shooting the movie with Germany taking the place of the book’s New England settings. Although the film was mostly edited, a lot of the post-production such as the music scoring and mixing still needed to be finished. While the film, which includes Kim Cattrall, Tom Wilkinson, Olivia Williams and James Belushi, didn’t have U.S. distribution, it had already set up companies to release it in Germany and Polanski’s homeland of France.

As reported earlier, Polanski was arrested in Switzerland while traveling to attend the Zurich Film Festival, but there’s yet to be word whether he will be extradited back to the United States to face the rape charges he pled guilty to in 1978.