According to Entertainment Weekly, Ben Afleck, fresh fresh from directing his critically acclaimed drama The Town (2010) is talking with Warner Bros. and George Clooney to helm ‘Argo’. Argo is the unusual story of a 1979 CIA rescue operation in Tehran.
Argo, is based on an article written by Joshuah Berman for Wired magazine. The story recounts the sensational efforts of the CIA’s rescue operation to release 6 diplomats taken hostage by terrorists in an embassy in 1979. The CIA agents disguised themselves as a Canadian film crew scouting for locations, in order to infiltrate the area.
Clooney’s production company Smoke House acquired the rights with Warner Bros. for the Wired article written by Joshuah Berman back in 2007.