Monday, January 31, 2011
The Ides of March
Not since the days of Rain Man has Cincinnati seen anything like this. The movie is titled, The Ides of March and will be directed by George Clooney. Clooney will also star in the picture as a Democratic Governor who is campaigning in the Presidential primaries. It appears there will be an abundance of backroom deals, backstabbing and an assortment of dirty campaign tricks. The plot sounds like what basically happens in everyday politics.
Along with Clooney, joining the cast will be Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachael Wood, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hofffman, Jeffrey Wright and Max Minghella. That’s an impressive cast. And, just like Rain Man, the Ides of March could be an Oscar contender.
If you can’t make it, you can e-mail a photo and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s your opportunity to star in a major motion picture.
George Clooney is somewhat of a hometown boy. Although he was born in Maysville, KY, he grew up here in the Cincinnati area. His father Nick, was a well-known and respected news anchor on WKRC Channel 12 for years. He also hosted The Nick Clooney Show, a variety/talk show. My guess is that Clooney has been looking for an opportunity to shoot a movie where he grew up. And thanks to the recent tax credit passed by the Ohio Legislature, it now makes financial sense.
It’s great to be back in the limelight. A film can do wonders for your city’s image. I remember back in the 1980s when Rain Man was filmed here. Some people were talking about the possibility of a film renaissance or a film industry right here in Cincinnati. Unfortunately, that never materialized. But still, anything’s possible