Via Yahoo! Movies comes the trailer for writer, director and star George Clooney’s The Ides of March, an adaptation of the Beau Willimon play Farragut North. Set in “the last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, 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.” (Clooney plays the candidate, naturally.)
Not only do we have two of the best leading men in Hollywood together for (I think) the first time, but what a supporting cast! Marisa Tomei, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright?! I’d like to buy that casting director a drink.
The last time Clooney got political, we got the fantastic Good Night, and Good Luck. And while the trailer doesn’t necessarily hint at a whole lot of political substance in the film, I’d be surprised if there wasn’t more than the usual toothless, Hollywood fluff on the subject. (Wag the Dog, I’m looking at you. Bad dog.) In any case, Clooney is a solid director and writes terrific dialogue. This should be good.
Watch for it this October 7th.