This poster and debut trailer for George Clooney’s upcoming political thriller The Ides of March have arrived. The movie is based on the play Farragut North by Beau Williamson. The movie boasts a quite impressive cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Philip Seymour Hoffman with Clooney starring & directing. Gosling plays 'Stephen Meyers', the young campaign mastermind to 'Governor Morris' [Clooney], who is campaigning for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Giamatti plays a rival candidate’s campaign leader. The movie hits theaters October 7th in the US and October 28th in the UK. Hit the jump for the details.
Synopsis: "The Ides of March takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency. Also starring George Clooney, Paul Giamatti and Philip Seymour Hoffman."
Clooney, an open critic of George W. Bush and known supporter of liberalism, stated the movie "is more about process than platform." He also says Republicans will hate the beginning while Democrats will hate the end, so the level of offense will balance out.