Bryan Cranston Joins Ben Affeck's Tehran Hostage Crisis Film 'Argo'

June 29, 2011
Source: Variety

Bryan Cranston

Just recently it was revealed that Ben Affleck would be directing himself along with John Goodman and Alan Arkin in his Tehran hostage crisis film Argo. Now we have another name for Affleck to boss around on set as Variety reports "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston is now in talks to join the film based on a 2007 Wired article about how the CIA and the Canadian government used a fake sci-fi film called Argo to rescue six Americans hiding in a Canadian embassy during the Tehran hostage crisis. Cranston will be playing Jack O'Donnell, an Irish CIA agent from Boston and Dwight Eisenhower's wartime bodyguard. More below!

This is yet another film project for Cranston who doesn't seem to have trouble finding time between his shooting schedule on "Breaking Bad" to make a couple films. We'll be able to see him in Nicolas Winding Refn's action thriller Drive later this year, and he'll also play the villain in Len Wiseman's remake of Total Recall starring Colin Farrell. In addition, we'll see him take on a lighter role with a small part in the 80's rock musical Rock of Ages. Cranston is welcome is just about any film, and no matter how great he is on "Breaking Bad," I'm hoping the show ends if only so he can do more movies. Stay tuned as we're still waiting to hear who will play the American hostages (who will be forced to live in a safe house for two weeks) for Argo.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


ooohhhh....cranston might just be enough for me to pay to see this...

Jack on Jun 29, 2011


Typo in the title of the post on Affleck.

Daniel Duarte on Jun 29, 2011


What a great actor!

Adam L on Jun 29, 2011

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