In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, it looks like Roman Polanski's arrest in Switzerland has put his latest film, The Ghost in limbo.

According to the director's ICM agent, Jeff Berg, Polanski "had completed much of the editing on The Ghost. But other postproduction work, including music scoring and sound mixing, had yet to be done."

The Ghost is based on the novel from Robert Harris. It stars Pierce Brosnan as the fictional former British leader Adam Lang. Ewan McGregor plays a ghostwriter that is hired to help complete Lang's memoirs. Other members of the cast are Kim Cattrall, Tom Wilkinson, Olivia Williams and James Belushi.

The film does not yet have distribution in the U.S., but it has distribution in many territories overseas.

Also, Polanski's French lawyer Herve Temime says that the director is going to fight extradition to the U.S. In a statement Temime said that he would ask Swiss authorities to release the 76-year-old director immediately.

"After that, his defense team will demonstrate the illegal nature of the extradition request he is facing," he stated. "He is in a fighting mood and determined to defend himself."

Polanski left America in 1978 when he pled guilty to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles.

He was arrested over the weekend in Zurich. He had traveled there to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Zurich Film Festival.

The Ghost is Polanski's first movie with a U.S. setting since 1974's Chinatown. Areas in Germany doubled for the story's New England settings.

It is currently not known when work might continue on The Ghost. Berg remains optimistic about his client's ability to work this situation out.

"I'm always optimistic when it comes to Roman," Berg stated. "He's strong, and he has survived every situation imaginable."

Evan Jacobs