“The Ides of March” is a new political thriller starring George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Paul Giamatti. This first trailer spins a tale of Clooney as presidential candidate Mike Morris and Gosling as his communications director.

The movie is loosely based on the play “Farragut North” by Beau Willimon, which is loosely based on Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign. Gosling’s Stephen Myers is put to the test when dirty politics come into play.

“The Ides of March” will be screened at the Venice Film Festival in September and opens nationwide Friday, Oct. 27.

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