CATEGORIES Movies, Cinematical

'The Ides of March' has arrived for George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.

Exclusive Media and Cross Creek will finance the political themed project -- an adaptation of the Broadway play 'Farragut North' -- with Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smoke House Pictures and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Prods, according to Variety.

Clooney will direct and star in the film, which revolves around a young press spokesman who falls prey to backroom politics, the treacherous manipulations of veteran operatives and the seduction of a young intern.

Clooney plays a candidate running in the presidential primary race for the Democratic Party ticket, Gosling will play the press spokesman, Giamatti is cast as a rival campaign manager, Tomei appears as a New York Times reporter, and Wood plays the intern for the campaign.

Filming will begin in February in Michigan and Ohio.