George Clooney Runs For Office In Political ‘Ides of March’

July 26th, 2011 // Leave a Comment

George Clooney has never really been up in the air when it comes to political platforms. But this time, the actor is trying to remain neutral in his new film, The Ides of March, in which he plays a morally misguided Democratic presidential candidate.

The film is “is more about process than platform,” Clooney told USA Today. “The major issues are some of the major issues we face every day, including questions of morality. We’re not trying to be polarizing.”

Based on the play Farragut North by Beau Willimon, The Ides of March tells the story of Governor Mike Morris and his soon-to-be-disillusioned young spokesman, played by Ryan Gosling.

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Although Clooney, spotted yesterday (July 25) at LAX wearing a pair of Levi’s 501 jeans, was initially going to direct the film back in 2007, he felt that the timing wasn’t right– now, however, it is.“We were really getting close to starting up,” Clooney told USA Today. “But I remember sitting in a restaurant… when Obama won, and we both realized we couldn’t make this movie right now. Everyone was so hopeful and happy. Now, the cynicism has come back around, so it’s time.”

The Ides of March is reported to be released Oct. 7. Let us know your first thoughts on the film and if you plan to see it by writing on our Facebook page or tweeting to us at @SocialiteLife!

By Megan Patsavas
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