Warner Bros have released a second still image from Ben Affleck’s third directorial effort Argo, the Middle East thriller that is set for release on September 14th. At least we think it’s a new image from the film and not just Affleck going through some sort of script read on set as the image could suggest!
Set around the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, the movie has its origins from a true story article titled “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran” by Joshuah Bearman and stars Ben Affleck in the leading role doing double writer/starring duty as he did on his last thriller The Town.
Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Kerry Bishe, 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 round out the cast.
George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing from a script by Heights director Chris Terrio.
Official synopsis is below;
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.
The previously released image featured Ben Affleck on his own and can be seen HERE.