Adding to the mass of pictures available from the Toronto International Film Festival, here’s some more images from political drama The Ides of March. The film stars current Hollywood sweetheart Ryan Gosling and long-term Hollywood committed life partner George Clooney. Gosling plays a young staffer on a senator’s (Clooney) presidential campaign, who gets his first exposure to the seedy world of politics. The play on which the film is based, Farragut North, is itself a loosely based on Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign. So don’t expect a happy ending.
Clooney, who also directed the film, describes it as “a cynical political movie.” Also known as a realistic political movie. Clooney is a well-known liberal who has been active in politics, claims that the film is accessible to all ends of the political spectrum. “Republicans hate the beginning of the movie, the Democrats hate the end. So we’re good” he joked.
Ides of March also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marissa Tomei, and Paul Giamatti. The film will open the Venice International Film Festival next month, and will show at TIFF later this month. Expect a wider release, for those of us who can’t fly to Venice, on October 7. Damn, I was hoping that they’d hold out for March 15th.