The first trailer for writer/director/star George Clooney's The Ides of March has come online, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies.

George Clooney directs and stars alongside Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, and Paul Giamatti.

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