George Clooney's The Ides of March Has New Poster and Preview Clip
08.31.11 by Ryan
The first poster and trailer for actor-director-writer George Clooney's The Ides of March, were released in July, but with the political drama opening up the Venice Film Festival today, Columbia Pictures has offered a new poster and the first preview clip from the upcoming movie.
Based on Beau Willimon's play Farragut North — which was loosely based on the 2004 Democratic primary campaign of Howard Dean — The Ides of March follows Ryan Gosling as an up-and-coming press secretary who learns about dirty politics while working for a potential presidential candidate (Clooney). The first clip isn't too staunchly political, instead showing a moment of levity as Gosling struggles to remember Evan Rachel Wood, who is working as an intern for the campaign.
Clooney co-wrote the screenplay with Grant Heslov, who he collaborated with on the Academy Award–nominated, 2005 historical drama Good Night, and Good Luck. The cast of The Ides of March also includes Academy Award– nominees and winners Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymor Hoffman, Marisa Tomei.