Politics is a dirty business. George Clooney returns both behind and in front of the camera as a Presidential nominee whose idealistic #1 staffer (Ryan Gosling) gets approached to work for the other side (Paul Giamatti). Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jeffrey Wright also star. The film is based on the play by Beau Willimon about Howard Dean‘s 2004 campaign. The Ides of March opens in theaters on October 7th.