Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Ides of March Movie

George Clooney is directing the Ides of March a movie adaptation of Farragut North, Beau Willimon's play. The story focuses on a young press spokesman who falls prey to backroom politics. The film is starring George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, and Max Minghella. The film will open in theaters on October 14, 2011.

Here below a few pictures from the set of the Ides of March movie:
(Click on a picture to enlarge it.)

"The story is set set during the Iowa primary of a presidential race. An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail."

Movie Cast:
- George Clooney as Governor Morris, a candidate running in the presidential primary race for the Democratic Party ticket
- Ryan Gosling as Morris' press spokesman
- Paul Giamatti as a rival campaign manager
- Marisa Tomei as a reporter for the New York Times
- Evan Rachel Wood as an intern for the campaign

The original play the film is based on is titled Farragut North, but George Clooney has decided to title the film Ides of March (a reference to the date that Julius Caesar was killed).

More details about the movie Ides of march soon!