George Clooney wants Chris Pine and Philip Seymour Hoffman for Farragut North
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
George Clooney, hot off the release of THE AMERICAN today, is lining up his next directorial effort FARRAGUT NORTH with a pretty impressive cast. If everything goes his way (and it usually does), he’ll have Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pine, Evan Rachel Wood, Marissa Tomei and Paul Giamatti starring in the film. That’s a pretty impressive cast that’s clearly based on talent and not box office appeal, which should make for a quality film. Clooney is also expected to take a small role in the film.
As for the plot, “the story is set in Des Moines, Iowa, just weeks before the state’s Democratic caucuses officially commence; it follows the exploits of a twentysomething presidential campaign spinmeister/wunderkind named Stephen Myers, and the dirty pool he plays to get his candidate the nomination against a rival senator.” Many actors have been attached to various roles in the film including Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of Myers (now believed to be going to Pine) and Brad Pitt as Paul Zara (now going to Hoffman).
Source: New York Mag