The first thing that jumps out at me in this trailer is the impressive ensemble cast. It’s full of Academy Award winners and nominees. The second thing is that it’s directed by George Clooney. Which explains the all-star ensemble. As for the subject matter, well, I’m a little burnt out on politics and this film doesn’t look like it has a unique perspective to contribute to our understanding of it. Obviously, judging by the title it deals with a betrayal and assassination of a Presidential candidate’s character. We all know politics is cut throat and we also know that men aren’t perfect…so …I just don’t know about this yet.
But I do love a good drama and if the script was able to attract this impressive cast than I’ll probably be checking this film out… eventually.
I do, however, really dig this movie poster. Love the aesthetic, as well as the symbolism of the piece.
The Ides of March stars Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood. The film is directed by George Clooney. It is scheduled for release October 7th, 2011.
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.