When a successful British ghost writer, The Ghost, agrees to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, his agent assures him it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. But the project seems doomed from the start-not least because his predecessor on the project, Lang’s long-term aide, died in an unfortunate accident. As The Ghost works, he begins to uncover clues suggesting his predecessor may have stumbled on a dark secret linking Lang to the CIA-and that somehow this information is hidden in the manuscript he left behind. Was Lang in the service of the American intelligence agency while he was prime minister? And, was The Ghost’s predecessor murdered because of the appalling truth he uncovered?
Thomas Sangster has reportedly landed the title role in the Steven Spielberg-Peter Jackson motion-capture collaboration Tintin
The seventeen-year-old British born actor will be joined by performance capture guru Andy Serkis, who will play Tintin’s sidekick Captain Haddock. Sangster has previous acted in films such as Richard Curtis’ ‘Love Actually’ and ‘Nanny McPhee’, as well as two episodes of Doctor Who (The Family Blood).
The Daily Mail got the scoop commenting that Sangster “has already been to Los Angeles to work on preproduction test sequences with both directors.” The actor’s reps have declined to comment when reached by the paper, leading to some debate about the validity of The Daily Mail’s claim.
Spielberg will direct the first installment in the trilogy (production begins later this year), while Jackson will helm the second. A third director has yet to be announced.
The films will be based on three stories from The Adventures of Tintin comic book by Georges Remi, who wrote under the pen name of Herge, and will be produced in full digital 3D using performance capture technology.
TIDBIT: It appears acting runs in Sangster’s family –both his parents are actors, as is his cousin and co-star in ‘Love Actually’ Hugh Grant. Nepotism Actually?