Ben Affleck’s latest film as director is the true story of how a US covert operation was set up, to save six Americans from the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979. The stunning looking film is due for release in the US on 6th October, and here in the UK on 7th November. Reviewers are calling the film yet another masterpiece from Affleck after proving he has serious talent as a director with Gone Baby, Gone and The Town. With the perfect timing, Argo could see Affleck winning big at next years Oscars.
The first official US poster was revealed yesterday, and you can check it out at the bottom of this post.
Affleck directs the film from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a selection from Master in Disguise by Antonio Mendez. Affleck also stars in Argo alongside Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”), Bryan Cranston (TV’s “Breaking Bad”) and John Goodman (“You Don’t Know Jack”). The main cast also includes 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.
Argo will arrive in UK cinemas 9th November.
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.
By Matt Wavish