First Look: CIA Specialist Ben Affleck in Ben Affleck's New Film 'Argo'

December 26, 2011
Source: The Film Stage

Ben Affleck in Argo

As part of Warner Bros' preview of their 2012 line-up, one of the only photos they've released that is a true first look (since we haven't seen anything yet) is for Ben Affleck's Argo, the new hostage crisis based-on-a-true-story dramedy that Affleck is directing and starring in. The film boasts an impressive cast, from Bryan Cranston to John Goodman to Kyle Chandler to Alan Arkin, plus even Richard Kind and Clea DuVall. However, this photo only features Affleck sporting a new beard in his role as a CIA "exfiltration" specialist who helps to free six Americans caught in the Iranian revolution in the late 70s. View the first photo below.

Thanks to The Film Stage for high res, straight from WB. Ben Affleck directs from a script by Chris Terrio.

Ben Affleck in Argo First Look

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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Affleck has been very impressive lately.

Xerxexx on Dec 26, 2011


He looks like Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell: Conviction.

Lol on Dec 26, 2011


I don't have a clue what this movie is about but I'm already willing to see it, if only because it's interesting to see Affleck stray from his usual look. Seems like he's had the same haircut for like 12 years.

Craig on Dec 30, 2011


Not at all unknown -- Canadian movie already made about this...

canadian on May 8, 2012


Movie was called Escape from Iran.... 1980's ....very interesting story

canadian on May 8, 2012

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