Kentucky is playing a starring role at the box office this week, with the opening over the weekend of native son George Clooney's "The Ides of March," parts of which were shot in northern Kentucky.
Clooney directed the film and stars in it as a presidential candidate. Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti and Phillip Seymour Hoffman also star.
The Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet says many scenes for the film were also shot in Cincinnati earlier this year and that first lady Jane Beshear visited the set during filming in northern Kentucky. She said in a statement from the agency that the state is excited to have a part in the film and appreciates Clooney's accomplishments.