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.

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. 

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