Based on Beau Willimon’s Broadway play “Farragut North”, the story follows a young, idealistic press spokesman (Ryan Gosling) who works for an inspiring, though unorthodox, presidential candidate (George Clooney).
During the campaign, his career is done in by more seasoned politicos who thrive on poisonous partisan politics, dirty tricks and back-stabbing. Willimon loosely based the story on Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential election campaign.
Character details for the pair haven’t been revealed. They join a cast which also includes Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.
Clooney co-wrote the script with Grant Heslov and will both direct and produce the feature which he is independently financing. Shooting kicks off in January in Michigan and Ohio.