1. Pierce Brosnan's The Ghost Writer to debut at Berlin Film Festival

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-12-19
    Pierce Brosnan

    Pierce Brosnan

    Organizers of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival say Roman Polanski’s latest movie, The Ghost Writer, will have its premiere at the event in February.

    Polanski’s movie was among a first batch of entries in the festival’s main competition that was announced Tuesday. The event runs from Feb. 11-21 and is the first of the year’s major European film festivals.

    In the film, Pierce Brosnan stars as a former British prime minister who’s writing his memoirs with the help of a ghostwriter, played by Ewan McGregor. It’s Polanski’s first film since 2005’s Oliver Twist.

    The 76-year-old director is currently under house arrest in Switzerland, where he awaits possible extradition to the U.S. on a 32-year-old charge of sexual misconduct.

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