George Clooney makes a run for president in the new political drama, "The Ides of March."

Released Wednesday on Yahoo!, the trailer introduces audiences to the 50-year-old Clooney as Mike Morris, a smooth governor from Ohio who appears to be adored by his supporters political strategists.

One of these strategists is press secretary Stephen Meyers, played by Ryan Gosling, who is caught between two sides of the race.

The film, directed by Clooney, is loosely based on Beau Willimon's 2008 Broadway Play, "Farragut North," which itself is loosely based on the 2004 presidential run of Vermont Governor Howard Dean.

The first official poster, also released Wednesday, has Clooney and Gosling meshing faces, complete with a Time Magazine cover.

Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood and Philip Seymour Hoffman also star in the Columbia Pictures drama. "The Ides of March" is scheduled to debut at the Venice International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival later this summer.