George Clooney is going to get political.

New York Magazine reports that Clooney is preparing his latest directorial effort: a film adaptation of the acclaimed stage play by Beau Willimon, 'Farragut North.' Willimon, a former Democratic political operative, has also adapted the screenplay.

'Farragut North' tells the story of Stephen Myers, a twentysomething presidential campaign whiz kid who plays all sorts of dirty tricks to get his Democratic candidate the nomination against a rival senator.

George Clooney is about to get political.

Vulture reports that Clooney is preparing his latest directorial effort: a film adaptation of the acclaimed stage play 'Farragut North,' by Beau Willimon. Willimon, a former Democratic political operative, has also written the screenplay.

'Farragut North' tells the story of Stephen Myers, a twentysomething presidential campaign whiz kid who plays all sorts of dirty tricks to get his Democratic candidate the nomination against a rival senator.

Chris Pine, who played Myers in the Los Angeles stage production, has been tapped for the screen role.

Clooney has also approached Philip Seymour Hoffman to play Paul Zara, Myers' hard-bitten boss. Paul Giamatti is set to play the campaign manager of the rival senator.

Clooney also has offers out to Evan Rachel Wood to play a teen staffer with whom Myers has a sexual dalliance and Marisa Tomei as a journalist.

The film will be independently financed but talks are underway for Sony to handle distribution.

George Clooney can currently be seen in theaters in 'The American,' a thriller directed by Anton Corbijn.
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