Ben Affleck's hostage rescue-cum- fake sci-fi shoot looks great.
Ben Affleck looks like making it three out of three in his fledgling directing career with Argo, a story so preposterous it could only be based on a true story. Produced by Affleck and George Clooney, Argo stars Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Zeljko Ivanek, Scoot McNairy, Michael Parks, Kyle Chandler, and Taylor Schilling amongst others.
We’re keeping a close eye on Affleck the director, as he continues to prep for his upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.
Based on true events, Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis–the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.