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The Ides Of March: Evan Rachel Wood & Beau Willimon
The star and writer on the George Clooney political thriller

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Imagine George Clooney calling you to say that he wants to turn your play into a film. That’s exactly what happened to Beau Willimon with his play Farragut North, renamed The Ides Of March for the big screen. After years of working on a series of political campaigns Willimon wrote The Ides of March based on his experiences. It's a thriller that sees idealistic campaigner Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling) get a crash course in dirty politics. It’s got sex, betrayal, death, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Giamatti - a winning recipe by any definition. We sat down with Willimon and Evan Rachel Wood, who plays volunteer campaigner Molly, when they were in town last week to find out more...


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