'The Ides of March': George Clooney, Ryan Gosling Play Politics in New Trailer (Video)

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The trailer for George Clooney's upcoming movie The Ides of March hit the Internet on Wednesday.

In the movie, Ryan Gosling plays a young press secretary who falls prey to dirty backroom politics in the film. Clooney portrays the candidate for whom Gosling's character works.

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Clooney directed the Columbia Pictures drama and co-wrote the script with his Smoke House Pictures partner Grant Heslov.

Clooney, an outspoken liberal, says he made his character a Democrat to bypass any claims that the film had a personal agenda.

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Ides, which also stars Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Evan Rachel Wood, is set for wide release Oct. 7 via Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The film also screens at both the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival in September.


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