Kerrie Mitchell
February 06, 2009 AT 04:11 PM EST

Timothy Hutton has signed on to Roman Polanski’s political thriller The Ghost, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The star of TNT’s Leverage will play the American lawyer of an ex-British prime minister (Pierce Brosnan). Ewan McGregor will play the ghostwriter hired to complete the PM’s memoirs, only to stumble upon information he shouldn’t have. The film starts shooting in Berlin this week.

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