George Clooney's upcoming film adaptation of the off-Broadway play Farragut North, entitled Ides of March, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood will open the Venice Film Festival on August 31. The movie will hit theatres on October 14, 2011, and just premiered in Ne York City. Check out photos from the big event below!
Set against the backdrop of a close presidential race, Stephen is a young press secretary working for a fast-rising candidate. With confidence and power beyond his years, Stephen is convinced he and seasoned campaign manager, Paul, can steer this team into the west wing without breaking a sweat. But before the polls close at the primaries, Stephen's perceived invincibility is shattered as he falls prey to backroom politics and the manipulations of veteran operatives.
With quick-witted banter and an inside look into the world of politics, Farragut North is a timely tale of hubris, loyalty and the lust for power.
Farragut North, which is a 2007 recipient of an Edgerton Foundation grant for New American Plays, originally opened at New York's Atlantic Theater Company in fall of 2008, also directed by Doug Hughes and featuring Chris Noth.
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