Warner Bros has unveiled the trailer for "Argo," a Tehran hostage crisis film that stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman. Check it out below.
"Argo" centers on how, during the occupation of the American embassy by Iranians in 1979, a rescue effort was mounted by the CIA and the Canadian government to extract six US diplomats. The CIA used a disguise expert and concocted a scenario that involved the six being a Hollywood crew scouting a movie titled "Argo." Under those disguises, they were able to flee the country. Legendary comics creator Jack Kirby's movie designs and drawings were used by the CIA to sell the existence of the movie.
The new film is directed by Affleck (The Town) and is produced by George Clooney. It is set to hit theaters on October 12th.
Ahem. The CIA took a film script, titled Lord of Light, and renamed it Argo, a name inspired by the ship on which Jason and Argonauts sailed. Lord of Light had a budget of about 50 million, but was cancelled in about 1979 or so, and the CIA shose to appropriate it as a cover for operations in Iran, in which they pretended to be scouting for set locations.
And yes, Jack Kirby did a good amount of art work, but not for the CIA.
If Affleck had some balls, he'd make Lord of Light, but no, he just has to go this political route, which I'm sure will be colored by his leftwing bias....
First off i think this movie looks great. Good spy story, good actors, fun trailer. Second, affleck also directed Hollywood land which was another good movie. Point im making is that was a period movie based on a true story and affleck did the story justice. So id say there is enough evidence here to be optimistic. Not to mention its always good to see goodman. Ill be there opening night
"Not being facetious, I am legitimately curious as to how a hostage-thriller set in 1979 will be affected by a liberal bias."
lol. If Hollywood can insert leftwing bias into CGI cartoons, I don't think they would have ANY trouble inserting it into a 'hostage-thriller set in 1979', as if said thriller didn't have sh*t to do with politics.