Ryan Gosling is dabbling in politics for his next film, The Ides of March, and he's working for the kind of candidate I'd vote for again and again: George Clooney. Gosling plays Stephen Myers, a political strategist working for the presidential campaign of Governor Mike Morris (Clooney). When the manager of a rival campaign (Paul Giamatti) tries to woo the brilliant Myers to come work for his side, Myers explores his own integrity and questions the politics of his boss Morris.
With all the taut drama of a real political race, the movie looks incredible. Is there really a better cinematic treat than seeing Gosling and Clooney onscreen together, first as allies, then, possibly as enemies? Plus, the rest of cast is stellar, with Marisa Tomei, as a New York Times reporter, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Evan Rachel Wood.
The film opens on Oct. 7, but you can see the trailer now when you