It’s Political Sabotage in a New Clip from ‘The Ides of March’

Voting season is creeping up on us, which means we’re in store for a few “Oscar grab” political thrillers in which some of Hollywood’s elite take on a few stories ripped from the headlines or a topical political book. Who’s the man for the job? Clooney, of course.

The film focuses on several big names in H-Wood’s current “top 100” list, including Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, and Ryan Gosling. Here’s the film’s premise.

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.

Yes, you can expect a face-off between Clooney and Gosling. Anyone else find it strange that Clooney manages to work his way into a film with whoever the current rising star is? Coincidence? We think not.

Take a look at the official clip, titled “My Name is Molly”, after the jump, and catch The Ides of March in theaters on October 7th.

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