The Ides of March, the film adaptation of Beau Willimon's play Farragut North, co-written and directed by George Clooney, will be one of the Festival's Gala presentations. The film, which follows a young press spokesman who falls prey to backroom politics, will star star Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.
Among the other films set to play the Festival are 360, loosely based on Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde, starring Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, and Anthony Hopkins; Albert Nobbs, an adaptation of the play about a 19th-century Irishwoman who disguises herself as a male butler, starring and co-written by Glenn Close; Roland Emmerich's Anonymous, about the true authorship of Shakespeare's plays; Coriolanus, based on Shakespeare's play, starring and directed by Ralph Fiennes; A Dangerous Method, David Cronenberg's adaptation of Christopher Hampton's play about the relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud; The Deep Blue Sea; Terence Davies' film version of Terrence Rattigan's play, starring Rachel Weisz; Killer Joe, the film version of Tracy Letts' acclaimed play, starring Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, and Gina Gershon; Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In, starring Antonio Banderas; and W.E., about the relationships between the Duke of WIndsor and Wallis Simpson and an American woman and a Russian security guard, co-written and directed by Madonna and starring Abbie Cornish and Oscar isaac.
The festival will open with Davis Guggenheim's documentary, From the Sky Down, about the rock band U2, whose founding members Bono and The Edge have written the score to Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
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