Polanski’s Arrest Stops “Ghost”

Roman Polanski’s arrest in Switzerland has put his latest film on indefinite hold says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on the novel by Robert Harris, “The Ghost” stars Pierce Brosnan as fictional former British leader Adam Lang and Ewan McGregor as a ghostwriter hired to help complete his memoirs.

Kim Cattrall, Tom Wilkinson, Olivia Williams and James Belushi also star. The film was shot earlier this year in Germany and France but still requires several months of post-production work before being ready for theatres.

Polanski’s agent said editing was mostly complete but music scoring and sound mixing among other work has yet to be done.

The project marks the first Polanski movie with a U.S. setting since 1974’s “Chinatown.” Germany stood in for the story’s New England settings.

US distribution has yet to be lined up, Polanski usually finishes his films before doing so.