Greg Kinnear Crosses Over in “Ghost Town”

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Unbeknownst to us, Manhattan is crowded with ghostly apparitions and
unexpected redemption for the living – and even for the recently departed – in the
comic fantasy “Ghost Town.”

It all begins with Dr. Bertram Pincus (Golden Globe winner RICKY GERVAIS), a
man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly
during a routine medical procedure, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he
wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse,
they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy (Academy Award®
nominee GREG KINNEAR), who pesters him into attempting to break up the
impending re-marriage of his widow Gwen (TÉA LEONI).

“Ghost Town” brings together the comic imaginations of two of Hollywood’s
most intriguing talents: writer-director David Koepp (screenwriter of “Indiana Jones
and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” among many others; writer/director of “Secret
Window” and “Stir of Echoes”) and Ricky Gervais (the Golden Globe-winning creator
and star of the original “The Office” and HBO’s “Extras”), who makes his debut as an
eccentric leading man in the film. The result is a witty, sophisticated, yet riotous
comedy about a man who is haunted by his past – and given a rare chance to exorcise
all his demons.

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