New Image of Ben Affleck & Bryan Cranston in ARGO
Published: August 14, 2012 - 10:23am
Affleck directs and stars in the upcoming spy thriller for Warner Bros Pictures. The screenplay by Chris Terrio was based on a selection from 'The Master in Disguise' by Antonio J. Mendez and 'The Great Escape' by Joshuah Bearman.
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.
Argo is directed by Ben Affleck who also stars, based off a screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joshuah Bearman. The film also stars Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks and Taylor Schilling and is scheduled for theatrical release October 12th, 2012.