George Clooney will be out this week with his next film The American. It looks like an anti-thriller. He is also getting ready to direct his next film Farragut North. He has also readied a star cast for the film that includes Chris Pine, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Giamatti.

Farragut North was born out of Howard Dean’s 2004 campaign for the Presidential nomination. It is based on the play by Beau Williamson. George Clooney is excited to give the role of the main character to Chris Pine. He is riding high after his success on the Star Trek series reboot.

Philip Seymour Hoffman has taken the role of Paul Zara. Paul is a veteran boss on the campaign trail. Brad Pitt was out of the project because of his busy schedule.

Giamatti will play campaign leader for an opposing candidate. Evan Rachel Wood and Marisa Tomei are in the running to play the love interest of Chris Pine in the film. Here is synopsis via Slashfilm.