The clip job interview from The Ghost Writer (2010)
Who're you expecting to bomb you, Random House?
We're publishing Lang's memoirs.
That's enough to make us a target, apparently.
How many have you seen?
Five. You're the last.
I must be honest.
I don't think you're the right man for this assignment.
Then it's a good job it's not your decision, Roy.
John Maddox, chief executive of Rhinehart, New York.
Sidney Kroll, Mr. Lang's Washington attorney.
And Nick Ricardelli I believe you know.
All right, Rick.
All right, I gather from Rick you're aware of the situation?
Perhaps you can enlighten us
and tell us what exactly you're gonna bring to this project.
No, I'm not gonna pretend to be someone I'm not.
You have my CV.
His last effort was the autobiography of a magician,
I Came, I Sawed, I Conquered.
Yeah, and it went straight to number one, so...
After you turned it down, Roy.
Look, I don't read political memoirs. Who does?
And I gather you've spent $10 million on this book.
How much of that are you gonna see back?
It's bad news for your shareholders.
And it's worse news for your client, Mr. Kroll.