Max Minghella signs on for George Clooney's <strong><em>The Ides of March</em></strong>
Actor-director George Clooney has lined up two new cast members for his latest directorial project The Ides of March, with Max Minghella and Jeffrey Wright signing on.

Deadline has the Max Minghella casting news, which indicates that he will play Ben Harper, although further character details weren't given. The Daily Mail revealed that Jeffrey Wright was cast in the political project, although it wasn't clear what character he will b bringing to the screen.

George Clooney is directing The Ides of March from a script he adapted with his producing partner Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, whose play Farragut North serves as the basis for The Ides of March.

The story revolves around Ryan Gosling's character, a young press member on the campaign trail with a Democratic presidential candidate (George Clooney) who gets caught up in the dirty tricks of political campaigning. Paul Giamatti is playing a rival campaign manager, while Marisa Tomei is portraying a New York Times reporter and Evan Rachel Wood is playing a campaign intern. Philip Seymour Hoffman is also starring in an unspecified role.

The Ides of March starts shooting this coming January with production taking place in Michigan.