The Ghost Writer
Director: Roman Polanski
With: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Kim Cattrall, Tom Wilkinson, etc.
Very good Polanski film, with winks at his influences and even his own older films. Yeah, he is a troubled guy (would you have been able to cope with his life?) and guilty of an unsavory crime, but his skills are mostly intact here.
A former Tony-Blair-like British prime minister (Brosnan) hires a ghost writer (McGregor) to complete his memoirs. The previous writer had died under mysterious circumstances, and the PM’s household is an armed camp of neurotics and paranoids.