We reported earlier that George Clooney wanted Ryan for the lead of his project “Farragut North“, it’s officially confirmed Ryan is the lead in the project but it’s re-titled to “Beware the Ides of March“. Clooney will direct the movie and will star opposide Ryan. You can read more information below:
Though George Clooney rose to fame sporting the Caesar cut, he clearly takes no stock in the Shakespearean warning to the emperor: “Beware the Ides of March.” Upon recruiting partners — Exclusive Media Group and Cross Creek Pictures — to finance his adaptation of the Broadway play Farrugut North, Clooney tempted the fates by renaming the project The Ides of March.
But Clooney has plenty of talent on board to counteract the hex. Namely, himself — Clooney will write, direct, and star as a Democratic presidential candidate. Variety confirms that Ryan Gosling will assume the lead, “a young press spokesman who falls prey to backroom politics;” Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast as his veteran boss. Paul Giamatti co-stars as a rival campaign manager, Marisa Tomei plays a New York Times reporter, and Evan Rachel Wood is on board as an intern for the campaign.
More, including the official synopsis for the play, after the jump.