George Clooney to direct Ryan Gosling in ‘Ides Of March’

October 31st, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 31 (ANI): Academy-award winner George Clooney is set to direct Ryan Gosling in a big screen adaptation of political Broadway play ‘Farragut North’.

The actor and production partner Grant Heslov have collaborated with Farragut playwright Beau Willimon to adapt the 2008 drama for the big screen, reports the Daily Express.

Entitled ‘Ides of March’, it follows a press spokesman, played by Gosling, who is manipulated by veteran operatives during a U.S. political campaign, and seduced by a young intern, played by Evan Rachel Wood.

Clooney will also star in the film, as candidate running in the presidential primary race, while Paul Giamatti will play a rival campaign manager.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in February (11). (ANI)

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