First Look: Clooney & Gosling's Stirring 'Ides of March' Poster

Columbia Pictures

Who is the man behind the man? George Clooney and Ryan Gosling co-star in the politically themed 'The Ides of March,' in theaters October 7, and we have a first look at the freaky poster that melds the two stars into one.

Co-written and directed by Clooney, 'The Ides of March' takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary. Gosling plays an up-and-coming campaign press secretary who finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's (Clooney) shot at the presidency.

Also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Wright, Max Minghella and Evan Rachel Wood, the film was executive-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.