Academy Award winner George Clooney grew up near Cincinnati, Ohio and now he will be directing his fourth film there titled "The Ides of March". Clooney, who will also star in the film, co-wrote the screenplay with his Smoke House Pictures partner Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon. At one point the film was titled "Farragut North," the name of the 2008 Off-Broadway play by Beau Willimon for which the drama is based on. However the film is now going by the title, "The Ides Of March". The term Ides of March is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C., stabbed to death in the Roman Senate.
Ryan Gosling plays the lead role of an aggressive first-time campaign staffer who gets caught up in the unfair tactics of political trickery. Leonardo DiCaprio, who is executive producing the film, originally intended to play the role, but Clooney ended up going with Gosling since DiCaprio has a commitment to playing the lead in Clint Eastwoods film "J. Edgar".
Filming on "The Ides Of March" begins February, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio, where over two dozen locations will be used. The production will move to Detroit, Michigan in March, 2011. No release date has been set, however this will likely be one of the most highly anticipated films of 2012 with heavy Oscar consideration. Exclusive Media Group and Cross Creek Pictures are financing, while Sony Pictures Entertainment will handle distribution.
The film's extras casting directors are hiring numerous extras and some small speaking roles in both Cincinnati and Detroit. People located near those metropolitan areas who wish to work on the film should submit a recent color snapshot and contact information to the extras casting directors below. There will also be open casting calls that will be posted here as soon as they are scheduled.
UPDATE: The production is seeking Michigan residents to play Secret Service Agents in George Clooney’s “The Ides of March”. The extras casting director is casting 1 or 2 Agents that may be needed for the full 8 weeks of the shoot, in both Ohio and Michigan, beginning February 14, 2011. The Michigan portion begins filming in March 7, 2011.
Casting Call Details:
• Secret Service Agents: Clean-cut, active government agent look.
• Must have short hair, no facial hair, suit and tie, etc.
• Must be Michigan residents in their mid 20’s to 50’s.
• Can be male or female.
Important: Apply only if you are available all day every day of the time period specified above. These are paid roles.
How to submit:
To be considered as a secret service agent extra for this film please send your headshots and resume to:
NOTE: Please include “Secret Service OH and MI” or “Secret Service MI” in the subject line of your email.
The Ides of March Extras
700 West Pete Rose Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
The Ides of March Extras
28782 Everett Street
Southfield, MI 48076
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
New York/Los Angeles:
The Ides of March Casting
161 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
The Ides of March Films, Inc.
400 Monroe Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Sony Pictures Entertainment
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Exclusive Media Group
9100 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 401 East
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Cross Creek Pictures
1424 N. Crescent Heights Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
9320 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
12001 Ventura Place
Studio City, CA 91604
Executive Producers: Leonardo DiCaprio, Stephen Pevner, Nigel Sinclair
Producers: George Clooney, Philippe Rousselet
Writer/Director: George Clooney
Ryan Gosling - Presidential Campaign Press Secretary Stephen Meyers
Evan Rachel Wood - Presidential Campaign Intern Molly Stearns
George Clooney - Virginia Governor Mike Morris
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Paul Zara
Paul Giamatti - Presidential Campaign Manager Tom Duffy
Marisa Tomei - New York Times Reporter Ida Horowicz
Max Minghella - Political Campaign worker Ben Harper
A political drama about campaign dirty tricks set in Des Moines, Iowa, just weeks before the state’s Democratic caucuses officially commence. Stephen Meyers, a go-getting young press secretary working on the Presidential campaign of front-runner, Governor Morris, metamorphoses from innocent idealism to bitter emptiness when he outwits the savvy political veterans who would destroy him. Hoffman plays Paul Zara, Stephen’s battle-hardened boss, and Wood plays Molly Stearns, the 19-year-old sexually assertive campaign intern. Tomei plays Ida Horowicz, a New York Times journalist who’s as professionally manipulative as she is easily manipulated. Giamatti plays the role of Tom Duffy, the corrupt campaign manager for Morris’s rival.