'Ides of March' Trailer: Presidential Campaigns Make Gosling Sad

July 28, 2011


Idealism versus ambition; Philip Seymour Hoffman versus Paul Giamatti. Such are the difficult moral and respected supporting actor choices Ryan Gosling is forced to make in the Clooney-directed The Ides of March. Based on the Beau Willimon play Farragut North, which itself was loosely based on the presidential run of Howard Dean that didn't go so well, Ides stars Gosling as a talented young campaign manager torn between staying with his uncompromising candidate (Clooney) or switching to another camp (led by Giamatti) and revealing all his Clooneysecrets to a candidate with a better shot at winning election. The film also seems to be an endless loop of dramatic statements followed by cymbal flares:

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