George Clooney Set To Direct Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, And Evan Rachel Wood In The Ides of March
Posted on Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:22 PM PDT

gclooney090809_08_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - George Clooney has just signed on to direct and star in The Ides of March alongside Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Evan Rachel Wood. The film is an adaptation of the 2008 political Broadway play Farragut North written by Beau Willimon.

The film centers around an idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate who gets a crash course on dirty politics as he follows the campaign trail. Clooney plays a candidate running in the presidential primary race for the Democratic Party ticket, Gosling will play a young press spokesman who falls prey to backroom politics, and the seduction of a young intern, played by Wood. Giamatti will play a rival campaign manager, and Tomei a reporter for the New York Times according to Variety.

Filming is slated to begin in February 2011 in Michigan and Ohio.