Watch: Official Trailer for Ben Affleck's Hostage Crisis Thriller 'Argo'
"If I'm doing a fake movie. It's gonna be a fake hit." With the acting career as Ben Affleck now being eclipsed by his work as a director, I find myself looking forward to the actor getting behind the camera rather than in front of it. However, this time around he's doing both in Argo, a film about how the CIA used a fake sci-fi film to rescue Americans during the Tehran hostage crisis. The story originally comes from a 2007 Wired article and now we have the trailer which looks like a riveting thriller with some comedy too. After all, when you're crafting a fake sci-fi film to rescue hostages, you're going to have some laughs. Watch!
Here's the official trailer for Ben Affleck's new film Argo, in high def from Apple:
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. Set for release on September 14th, 2012.