See George Clooney, Ryan Gosling in The Ides of March Trailer

Entertainment Sep. 12, 2011 AT 9:35AM

George Clooney for President?

In The Ides of March, maybe so! The 50-year-old actor stars alongside Ryan Gosling as a promising political candidate, Governor Mike Morris.

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Gosling, 30, plays Stephen Myers, an idealistic staffer who gets a crash course on dirty politics when he becomes wrapped up in a torrid scandal. 

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The film -- directed by Clooney -- hits theaters Oct. 7. Watch The Ides of March trailer above.

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