Though it remains undetermined whether Roman Polanski will be coming to the United States, his latest film will be playing in this country. On Friday, Summit Entertainment, said it had acquired North American distribution rights for Mr. Polanski’s feature “The Ghost Writer.” The film, adapted from the Robert Harris novel “The Ghost,” tells the story of an author (played by Ewan McGregor) who agrees to help write the memoirs of a former British prime minister (Pierce Brosnan) and finds himself drawn into political and sexual intrigues. The film is directed by Mr. Polanski, who also wrote the screenplay with Mr. Harris.
In a statement, Summit said it planned to release the film during the first half of next year. Mr. Polanski fled the United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl. [NYTimes]