Despite incarceration, Polanski’s THE GHOST WRITER ready for theaters.

Despite spending time in jail, Roman Polanski’s THE GHOST WRITER is done and has a release date.

Summit Entertainment will have a limited release on February 19th, with expansion in March. The film is based on Robert Harris’ novel THE GHOST. Harris and Polanski worked together on the screenplay.

A ghostwriter (Evan McGregor) is hired to finish the memoirs of an ex-British prime minister (Pierce Brosnan). The ghostwriter’s research leads him to uncover skeletons in the pol’s closet that put the writer’s life in danger. Things are complicated further when the PM’s wife (Oliva Williams) falls for the writer.

In addition to Williams, Brosnan and McGregor, the film stars Timothy Hutton, Tom Wilkinson, Kim Katrall and James Belushi.

Here is a very short teaser. There is also a full German trailer after the jump. Personally, I know no German and can only look at the moving images. But if you know German, give us a shout and let us know what you think of it.