UPDATED - more images added. This new still featuring Ryan Gosling has hit the interwebs for George Clooney’s upcoming political drama ‘The Ides of March.’ The film is based on the play ‘Farragut North’ by Beau Williamson, the likes of Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Clooney star, with Clooney also undertaking directional duties. Gosling will play Stephen Meyers, the young campaign mastermind to Governor Morris (George Clooney), who is campaigning for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Giamatti will play a rival candidate’s campaign leader – money on him being a right b*stard nasty bit of work.

‘The Ides Of March’ is currently pencilled in for release October 7th in the US and October 28th in the UK. I expect this film to feature heavily during next years awards season. Definitely a flick to keep an eye on. The movie will be Clooney’s fourth film as director after ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,’ ‘Good Night and Good Luck’, and ‘Leatherheads.’

The Ides of March takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency. Also starring George Clooney, Paul Giamatti and Philip Seymour Hoffman.