New Trailer: Affleck's True Hostage Tale 'Argo'

by David Weiner 9:38 AM PDT, May 08, 2012
Photo: Warner Bros.

On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. Now, the unbelievable true story behind the covert operation to rescue six U.S. citizens who managed to evade capture – taken from declassified government files -- is coming to the big screen in Argo, Ben Affleck's third directorial effort. Watch the new trailer…

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In theaters October 12, Ben also stars in the movie as a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez who comes up with an audacious plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country in the midst of the Iranian revolution and hostage crisis: devise a fake Hollywood sci-fi movie called Argo as a cover to allow a rescue team in behind enemy lines to pull it off. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies…

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After solid critical acclaim for Gone Baby Gone and The Town, can Affleck hit this one out of the park? Argo also stars Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler and Kerry Bishe.