Tony Blair should look on the bright side. At least he’s being portrayed by Pierce Brosnan. Yes, he’s also being portrayed as an adulterous war criminal who’s a pawn of the United States—but that hair!
In fairness, Brosnan is not playing Tony Blair. He’s playing former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, whose similarities to Blair are strictly intentional. Ewan McGregor plays The Ghost, a man famous for ghostwriting zippy autobiographies. When the aid who was helping Lang pen his memoirs dies in a mysterious drowning, the Ghost is brought in to finish the job.
In Lang’s inner sanctum—the ex-Prime Minister is holed up in a coastal property somewhere near Massachusetts—the Ghost meets Lang’s sullen wife (Olivia Williams) and his fiercely loyal (maybe too loyal) personal assistant Amelia (Kim Cattrall). He also happens to arrive exactly at the time when the news of Lang’s alleged war crimes (handing over terror suspects to the CIA for torture) are exposed.
And the Ghost might be in danger. Almost immediately...