Well, into a movie, at least. George Clooney has the directing bug again, apparently, and just like with Good Night and Good Luck, he’s channeling it into a movie that sounds like the kind of smart, political drama that people don’t really make anymore.
Vulture reports that Clooney will direct a movie version of off-Broadway play Farragut North, written by former Democratic staffer Beau Willimon, about dirty political tricks played by the man behind a presidential campaign weeks before the primary season has even started. The cast that Clooney is apparently after is very impressive: Star Trek‘s Chris Pine, who took the lead in an LA run of the play, is up for the lead role, with Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei and Philip Seymour Hoffman in support; Clooney himself may even make an appearance, as the candidate glimpsed in the background.
Shooting is rumored to begin next February.
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