See the trailer for new George Clooney film – video

'The Ides Of March' promo debuts online

The first trailer for the new film written, directed, produced by and starring George Clooney has appeared online.

The Ides Of March is a political thriller starring Ryan Gosling as Stephen Myers, an idealistic young politico hoping to make a difference by supporting a governor who he believes could make a great president.

As the campaign heats up and dirty tricks start to rear their head, the naive young Myers becomes conflicted with who to support and whether or not he should reveal a secret that could bring the governor down.

The film boasts a stellar cast of five Oscar nominees (and two winners), including the man himself George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Ryan Gosling.

The Ides Of March marks Clooney‘s fourth turn behind the camera after Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, Good Night And Good Luck and Leatherheads.

In 2006 he was nominated for three Academy Awards. Two for directing and co-writing, Good Night And Good Luck and the third, which he eventually won, for Best Supporting Actor in Syriana.

The Ides Of March is set to premiere at the Venice Film festival. It will be released in the UK on October 28 2011.