‘The Ides of March’ Trailer with George Clooney

Ryan Gosling in Ides of March
Ryan Gosling in 'Ides of March' - © Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures has revealed the first trailer for The Ides of March, the political thriller directed by George Clooney and starring Ryan Gosling. The Ides of March is set to debut in theaters on October 7, 2011 and marks Clooney’s fourth time occupying the director’s chair. And because directing the film just wasn’t enough work, Clooney co-wrote the screenplay (based on the play Farragut North by Beau Willimon), produced and co-starred in The Ides of March.

The Plot: The Ides of March takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency.

Watch the Ides of March trailer: