Wilkinson and Belushi join Polanski's Ghost

Tom Wilkinson and Jim Belushi round out the cast of Roman Polanski’s The Ghost. The film, an adaptation of the thriller by Robert Harris of the same name, is to begin production on February 4 in Berlin.

Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Ewan McGregor and Olivia Williams have all been previously announced as cast members.

The screenplay, penned by Harris and Polanski, centers on a former British prime minister who’s holed up on an island writing his memoirs when his aide drowns, triggering political and sexual intrigue.

Polanski is producing along with Robert Benmussa and Alain Sarde. The shoot will take place mainly at Studio Babelsberg.

Harris’ last novel to be adapted to the big screen was Enigma (2001) starring Kate Winslet. His work has also been adapted into two TV movies, Fatherland (1994) starring Rutger Hauer and Archangel (2005) starring Daniel Craig.

Tom Wilkinson who appeared in last years Valkyrie and RocknRolla has three other films set for release in 2009: Duplicity, the animated Jackboots On Whitehall, 44 Inch Chest and Frail.

Jim Belushi, star of TV’s According to Jim will also be lending his voice talents to the upcoming animated film, Dorothy Of Oz, as the Cowardly Lion.

This announcement came Wednesday as an appeals court issued a stay on a hearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court over Polanski’s request for a dismissal of his conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

source: Variety

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