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George Clooney to direct a political thriller

hollywood Updated: Nov 01, 2010 11:07 IST
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Hollywood superstar George Clooney has signed on to direct political thriller

Ides of March

, a big screen adaptation of Broadway play

Farragut North

.



Ryan Gosling will play main lead in the movie. Clooney and his production partner Grant Heslov have teamed up with playwright Beau Willimon to convert the 2008 drama into the film, reports express.co.uk.



It will follow the story of a press spokesman, played by Gosling, who is manipulated by veteran operatives during a US

Clooney

political campaign and seduced by a young intern, played by Evan Rachel Wood.



Clooney will also star in the film, as candidate running in the presidential primary race, while Paul Giamatti will play a rival campaign manager.


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