The Ides of March take place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio Presidential Primary, when up-and-coming press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the Presidency.
Check out the trailer here:
One thing is for sure, the casting seems perfect for this movie, as one reviewer points out:
It’s a dirty business when it comes to gaining delegate votes from our election-defining state, Ohio. Ryan Gosling as campaign media guru Stephen Myers once again shows he is our premiere young actor today. George Clooney as Pennsylvania governor and presidential wannabe, Mike Morris, is believably smooth, charismatic, and smart–and stupid like the rest of his fellow humans. Philip Seymour Hoffman as Paul Zara, campaign manager, like his role in Charley Wilson’s War, is the consummate rumpled operative who has seen it all but remains vulnerable like the rest of the ambitious political animals.
I absolutely love political/law dramas and can not wait to see it. Plus staring at Ryan Gosling and George Clooney for two hours certainly sounds like my kind of way to spend an afternoon.
Ides of March opens every where today and is rated R