Timothy Hutton joins The Ghost.

THR is reporting that Oscar winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, Beautiful Girls) has joined Roman Polanski’s film version of Robert Harris’ The Ghost.

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.

Hutton will play Brosnan’s american lawyer.

The Ghost also stars Tom Wilkinson, Kim Katrall and James Belushi.

Nice addition, Hutton does fine work. While his fame came years ago with Ordinary People, he has delivered the goods on a number of series and films. If anyone has not seen his short-lived NBC series Kidnapped, I suggest you grab a copy, it is a damn good show. He also starred in A & E’s Nero Wolfe Mysteries and is currently on TNT’s Leverage, a fun caper series.
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