'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.