Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
“Ides of March” Scenes Filmed In Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. – George Clooney's latest movie, "The Ides of March," joins an extensive list of motion pictures that have been filmed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The film features a selection of scenes that were shot in Northern Kentucky.
The movie, released this week, is a political drama about a presidential campaign that features Clooney as the candidate. Also starring are Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Clooney, a Kentucky native, also directed the film.
Many scenes for the film were shot in Cincinnati earlier this year. First Lady Jane Beshear visited the set during the filming in Northern Kentucky.
“We appreciate George Clooney as a Kentucky native and as an award-winning actor and director,” Mrs. Beshear said. “Kentucky has some great locations and scenery and we’re excited about the opportunity to have some Kentucky scenes in the ‘Ides of March.’”
Mrs. Beshear and the Kentucky Film Commission have been working to attract more films to the state through film incentives and other assistance. Some of the films made in whole or in part in Kentucky include “Secretariat,” “A League of Their Own,” “Seabiscuit,” and “Elizabethtown.”
For information about film opportunities and incentives in Kentucky, visit the website of the Kentucky Film Office at www.filmoffice.ky.gov