updated 08/30/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 08/30/2011 AT 11:10 AM ET
He has a big film premiere coming up – but first George Clooney was all about relaxation.
The recently single actor hosted a group of friends – including pals Cindy Crawford, her husband Rande Gerber, as well as his The Ides of March costars Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood – at his Lake Como, Italy, villa over the weekend.
On Sunday, the group enjoyed a boat trip – and shared cocktails as they took in the scenery. Gerber and Crawford managed to do a little paddleboarding, as well.
The Ides of March, a political thriller that Clooney wrote and directed, will open the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. The film, which will be released in the U.S. on Oct. 7, also stars Ryan Gosling.