Imagine the field day cable news is going to have once Clooney’s political drama Ides of March starts picking up steam. Don’t bother noting that he chose to adapt a play that his him portraying a democratic candidate as an unscrupulous power-grabber (actually a stand-in for Howard Dean and his ’04 campaign), as the engineered balance of that choice will be decidedly ignored and all irony blissfully stiff-armed. This is of some concern for me, as I’m forced to experience about a half-hour of that nonsense a day, accumulated across several trips to this office’s nearby kitchen, where a TV perpetually pours out stupid. I can’t wait.
That said, it all may be worth it if Clooney’s film is as interesting as it looks and sounds. Nothing about the stills below is photographically groundbreaking, but I can imagine very much enjoying a cast that include Ryan Gosling, Jeffrey Wright, Phillips Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Paul Giamatti, and Clooney himself performing political theater and behind-the-scenes maneuvering.
USA has a whole batch of photos they’ve put out, and among them I loved these quotes from Clooney:
“Literally, this could have taken place in a lawyer’s office,” Clooney says. “It’s just more fun in the political arena.”
“Republicans hate the beginning of the movie, the Democrats hate the end. So we’re good.”
Have a look yourself and tell me your mouth doesn’t water for the potential chewy drama of it all (and let us know on twitter, in the comments, or on the boards)…