Poster and trailer for Clooney’s “Ides of March.”


George Clooney’s The Ides of March, a political thriller that he co-wrote as well as directed, is on its way this fall. The ensemble cast features Ryan Gosling as an influential young press secretary, and also includes Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Evan Rachel Wood, and Marisa Tomei, as well as Clooney himself.  Here’s a brief synopsis of the film, followed by the trailer.

During the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency.