Friday, July 1, 2011

Argo Movie

Argo MovieActor turned Director Ben Affleck is going to helm Argo, an upcoming drama thriller movie adapted from a Wired magazine article about the Tehran hostage crisis. The article, titled "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran", is the true story of how, during the occupation of the American embassy by Iranians in 1979, a very special rescue mission was mounted by the CIA and the Canadian government to extract six U.S. diplomats. So far the cast includes Alan Arkin, John Goodman and Ben Affleck. The film should be released sometime in 2013.

"The story is a CIA rescue mission during the Iran Hostage Crisis, when six American embassy staff escaped the compound and were on the lam in Tehran for months — until the CIA rescued them by creating a fake Hollywood production company and pretended to be in Iran location scouting for a big-budget sci-fi epic. The CIA even got an office for their fake production company at Sunset/Gower studios, had a script and concept art, and took out ads in Variety."

So we may expect real Hollywood actors to play American diplomats who pretend to be Hollywood actors! Well I guess the circle is now complete!

Anyway, more details about the movie Argo soon!