EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Writer/Producer Grant Heslov Talks 'The Ides of March'

Tuesday, 04 October 2011 10:34
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Opening in theaters on October 7th is the new political drama from actor/director George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck) called The Ides of March. The Oscar winner also co-wrote the film with his producing partner, and director in his own right, Grant Heslov (The Men Who Stare At Goats). In addition to Clooney, the film stars an all-star cast that includes Ryan Gosling (Drive), Paul Giamatti (Sideways), Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace), Max Minghella (The Social Network), as well as Academy Award winners Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny), and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote). 

IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with the film's writer/producer Grant Heslov to discuss The Ides of March. Heslov spoke freely about the film; its intricate plot, his relationship with Clooney and their filmmaking process, politics, and Ryan Gosling's impressive performance. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Grant Heslov about The Ides of March, please click on the video player above. 

SYNOPSIS:

An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. 

The Ides of March opens in theaters on October 7th. 

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