Beware! George Clooney's 'Farragut North' Is Now 'The Ides of March'

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George Clooney is now officially tempting the wrath of the theatre gods.

Theatrical types are a suspicious lot, so it's somewhat surprising that Clooney changed the title of his next directorial project, "Farragut North," to something like "The Ides of March."

Sure, "Farragut North" needed a title change (big time), even if it was originally a big Broadway play, but making it a reference to one of the most bad-luck situations in the history of drama might not have been the best choice.

Well, if anyone can break such a curse, it's probably George Clooney.  And, according to Collider, he's assembled quite a cast to help him conjure the good vibes, including Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.

"The Ides of March" sees Clooney returning to more serious "Good Night, and Good Luck" territory after fumbling (a bit) with "Leatherheads," with Gosling playing a wunderkind press secretary who gets involved in shady politics (and with a teenage intern) during a complicated presidential race.

Filming begins in March, obviously.