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.
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.