First Trailer and Poster for THE IDES OF MARCH Starring Ryan Gosling and George Clooney

     July 27, 2011


George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright: that sounds like a very realistic hypothetical list of Best Actor Oscar nominees some year, but no, these are the male stars of The Ides of March.  Femme things up with Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood, and Clooney has himself helluva cast for his latest directorial feature.

Sony has released the first trailer, which highlight’s Gosling’s moral struggle as an up-and-coming press secretary.  It’s clear this is going to be an acting clinic, and likely a major Oscar contender.  Can’t wait.  The Ides of March opens on October 7.  Hit the jump for the trailer and a new poster.

Click to Yahoo! for HD.

The ratio of the image looks more suited for a UK quad poster, though it has not been labeled so.  Perhaps we’ll just see the middle Gosling hanging up in our U.S. theaters.  [Update: Indeed we will.  Yahoo! uploaded the poster in the U.S. friendly ratio seen below.]



Official synopsis:

During the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency.

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