Ben Affleck in the upcoming Warner Bros movie « Argo », the true story of CIA’s rescue mission to free six US diplomats, in which agents posed as a Hollywood film crew in order to escape from Tehran. (See More on the film Related Guardian News) (Source: persianrealm.com)
Shot partly in Turkey for some exterior scenes it is Produced by George Clooney but Directed by Ben Affleck who also stars in the film it also co stars John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin (Full Cast Here)
Ben Affleck Directs ‘Argo’ in McLean, VA :
Behind the scenes footage of Ben Affleck directing his co-star Taylor Schilling in ‘Argo’ the upcoming Cold War spy thriller about the Iranian hostage crises.
As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA ‘exfiltration’ specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
About the Film :
Based on a Wired magazine article titled How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran, the project is a political thriller with elements ofwry humour, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It will portray an elaborate attempt by US and Canadian operatives to rescue six American diplomats who were trapped in the occupied US embassy following the fall of the Shah in 1979.
The US citizens were successfully extracted after the CIA concocted a scenario in which they were members of a Hollywood film crew scouting for a movie titled Argo. With help from a disguise expert, the rescue was a success and the diplomats were able to leave the country. Movie designs and drawings developed for a real project by legendary comic artist Jack Kirby, co-creator of Captain America and The X-Men, were used by the CIA to convince Iranians that the film really did exist. Chris Terrio has adapted Joshuah Bearman’s 2007 article on the subject.