"The Ides of March" (movie) is a riveting thriller written and directed by Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated George Clooney, who has assembled a starring ensemble comprised of the leading actors of our generation. The cast has received a combined 13 Academy Award nominations, 3 Academy Awards, 23 Golden Globe nominations and 6 Golden Globe Awards.

With sharp, quick-witted dialogue and set against the spectacle of modern world power and politics, "The Ides of March" is an intense tale of sex, ambition, loyalty, betrayal and revenge. The film follows a young press spokesman who falls prey to backroom politics, the treacherous manipulations of veteran operatives and seduction by a young intern.

In the film, George Clooney plays Governor Morris, a candidate running in the presidential primary race for the Democratic Party ticket. Ryan Gosling plays his press spokesman, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays his campaign manager, Paul Giamatti plays a rival campaign manager, Marisa Tomei plays a reporter for the New York Times, Evan Rachel Wood plays an intern for the Morris campaign, Jeffrey Wright plays a key senator, and Max Minghella plays Ben Harper, a campaign worker for Morris.

"The Ides of March" cast includes Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Max Minghella, and Evan Rachel Wood. The film is directed by George Clooney from a screenplay by Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, based on the play "Farragut North" by Beau Willimon. The film is produced by Heslov and Clooney and Brian Oliver. Executive producers are Leonardo DiCaprio, Stephen Pevner, Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Todd Thompson, Nina Wolarsky, Jennifer Killoran and Barbara A. Hall. The crew includes director of photography Phedon Papamichael, ASC, production designer Sharon Seymour, editor is Stephen Mirrione, A.C.E., costume designer Louise Frogley, and music supervisor Linda Cohen. Music is by Alexandre Desplat, and casting is by Ellen Chenoweth.


Runtime: 101 mins.
Release Date: October 7, 2011
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Production Companies:
Cross Creek Pictures
Exclusive Media Group
Crystal City Entertainment
Appian Way

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