Three Character Posters for Ben Affleck's 'Argo' Highlight the Industry
The movie-making industry — Hollywood — that's the one I'm referring to. Warner Bros has released three new character posters for Ben Affleck's Argo, the based-on-a-true-story dramatic retelling of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, when six Americans had to be extracted from Iran after a group of Islamist militants took over the American Embassy. Ben Affleck plays extraction expert Tony Mendez, who organizes an elaborate fake-Hollywood movie ruse, under the guise of a Canadian production company, to get them out. He drafts John Goodman to help in Hollywood, and hires Alan Arkin as hot shot producer Lester Siegel to make the fake movie a "fake hit". All three of the Hollywood guys get their own Argo character posters this time.
Here's the first two posters for Ben Affleck as Mendez and Alan Arkin as Siegel - click for high res versions:
The one I like best - John Goodman as real make-up artist John Chambers in the film, here's his poster:
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 US 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. Argo hits theaters starting October 12th.