George Clooney's new movie The Ides Of March is set to open the Venice Film Festival in Italy in August (11).
The film, based on the Beau Willimon play Faragut North, has been a passion project of Clooney's for over four years.
The project chronicles Howard Dean's 2004 presidential race and stars Clooney as a politician caught up in a scandal.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood are all featured in the film, which Clooney has also directed.