Wednesday, January 12, 2011

George Clooney film 'The Ides of March' to cast hundreds of extras in Ohio and Michigan

Evan Rachel Wood Ryan Gosling The Ides of MarchEvan Rachel Wood and Ryan Gosling play Campaign workers in "The Ides of March"
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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.

Extras Casting


Jacquie Loughery
The Ides of March Extras
700 West Pete Rose Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202


Ryan Hill
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:

Ellen Chenoweth
The Ides of March Casting
161 6th Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Production Companies:

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.

Production Office
The Ides of March Films, Inc.
400 Monroe Street
Suite 490
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.
Suite 57
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Vendome Pictures
9320 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 204
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Smokehouse Pictures
12001 Ventura Place
Suite 200
Studio City, CA 91604

Executive Producers:

Leonardo DiCaprio
Stephen Pevner
Nigel Sinclair


George Clooney
Philippe Rousselet


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.