“The Ides of March,” the new George Clooney-Ryan Gosling political thriller, opens in theaters on October 7. But some of those involved with the film, including George Clooney himself, plan to stir up some pre-release hype to raise funds for some of their favorite nonprofits through a screening next week at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. The Enough Project’s Satellite Sentinel Project is one of the beneficiaries.
Amid the all-star line-up, the film features Ryan Gosling and George Clooney, two of Enough’s celebrity supporters who recently traveled with members of the Enough team to Africa – Gosling to Congo, and Clooney to Sudan. Now they play Governor Morris (Clooney), who is a frontrunner for president, and his press secretary Stephen Meyers (Gosling). The cast also includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, and Marisa Tomei.
The benefit screening will take place at L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse, where the play Farragut North, which was the premise for the movie, had its West Coast premiere. The event begins at 8 p.m. on Monday, September 26 and will include a screening of “The Ides of March,” a Q+A moderated by journalist Alex Chadwick, and a wine and dessert reception.
Tickets are available through Geffen Playhouse, and prices start at $75.