Ambition seduces. Power corrupts.
Political drama directed by George Clooney (Goodnight and Good Luck), about an idealistic staffer (Ryan Gosling) working for a newbie presidential candidate (Clooney) who gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary. Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Marisa Tomei also star. More
Based on the play Farragut North by Beau Willimon, Clooney decided to change the title to The Ides of March, based on the day (March 15) that Julius Caesar was assassinated. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, before being stabbed to death, Julius Caesar is told by a soothsayer: "Beware the ides of March". Hide