October 3rd, 2011
01:50 PM ET
George Clooney told Parade magazine that "Ides of March" was held off until "people were cynical" about politics once again, and he could not have picked a better time.
Clooney plays Democratic presidential candidate Mike Morris in the film, which is based off Beau Willimon’s 2008 play "Farragut North." The movie revolves around Morris, his idealistic campaign press secretary Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), and the more realistic campaign manager Paul Zara (Philip Seymour Hoffman).
In the clip above, the trio debate conceding a loss in Ohio and blaming it "on the Republicans playing games." Hoffman's character keeps his eye on the prize, telling Clooney's candidate that he either takes an endorsement or anticipates losing out.
Morris, however, says he's already sworn he wasn't going to make those kind of deals. But as we all know, the game of politics can make one change his mind, although in the clip it doesn't look like Clooney's Morris will bend.
"Ides of March" opens Friday.
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