Ben Affleck Starts Filming Whilst Acting in Argo

Principal photography has just started on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and GK Films’ dramatic thriller “Argo,” directed by and also headlining Ben Affleck. Oh, and another star is producing the film by none other than George Clooney himself. 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 and kept secret to the public for decades. You can find more "confidential" details of "Argo" can be found after the break.

On November 4, 1979, 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 a Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six men are found and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible that it could only happen in the movies.

“Argo” also stars Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman. Other cast members are 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.

Filming on “Argo” began in Los Angeles. Future locations include Washington D.C. and Istanbul.

"Argo" is slated for release sometime in 2012, “Argo” is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with GK Films, a Smoke House Pictures production, to be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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