Watch: Official Trailer for Ben Affleck's Hostage Crisis Thriller 'Argo'

May 8, 2012
Source: Apple


"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.

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Reader Feedback - 22 Comments


What do you mean this time around he's doing both? He did both in the town as well

HazedMind on May 8, 2012


He did do both in The Town. But he did not do both in Gone Baby Gone. I prefer Affleck more purely as a director, not both.

Alex Billington on May 8, 2012


I think it looks like a good watch.

Rhythm Master on May 8, 2012


looks great, loved the town, lightning strukes again

Punk01rawker on May 8, 2012


Is this the scenario in which Jack 'The King' Kirby was consulted to provide story boards for?

Gotham2002 on May 8, 2012


 Yes, indeed!

Ethan Anderton on May 8, 2012


 Thank you.

Gotham2002 on May 8, 2012


Wow, that looked really really good. Choice of music kind of gave an uneven tone to the trailer but still I think this is going to be SOLID. Had no interest before, but now, damn, can't wait!

RidgeRacer4 on May 8, 2012


i dont get it, why rescue 6 americans who already escaped themselves and just pick them up instead of rescuing the 50 hostages at the us ambassody?

wazzao on May 8, 2012


That's simple, they escape but couldn't simply enter a plane or cross the  border. I assume they lost the passport's and even if they have them, they would be on a black list.

Nuno Lopes on May 8, 2012


why would they be on a black list? black list from the united states? or the iran?

wazzao on May 8, 2012


Looks good.

Crapola on May 8, 2012


where were kyle chandler and mark strong?

Bcopes11 on May 8, 2012


Ben Affleck is on the rise. After Gone Baby Gone and The Town I'll watch everything he comes up with. I'm excited about this one, looks great.

Isildur_of_Numenor on May 8, 2012


Ben Affleck has proven himself as a director, Gone Baby Gone, The Town, Argo and i hear next he is directing Stephen King's The Stand! 

Commanderzmaster on May 8, 2012


 OH SHIT! For reals?!

John on May 16, 2012


Very impressive.

tzarinna on May 8, 2012



Xerxexx on May 8, 2012


anybody notice Affleck has gotten better at acting once he started directing.

Esteeg113 on May 8, 2012


No, it happened after rehab.

David Banner on May 8, 2012


I have honestly preferred Ben as an director than actor. Ever since Good Will Hunting.... it was always Matt Damon getting the prestigious oscar bait roles... while Ben was going the way of the action star (even though Matt's Jason Bourne out actioned Ben's efforts).  But ever since "Gone..." Ben has gotten mad love from me.  I am looking forward to this.

Duane on May 9, 2012


Looks very tense.  I have every confidence in Affleck that he can maintain that tone throughout and make a fantastic flick.  Will be his best movie yet!

JKnaak on May 11, 2012

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