Based on real events, dramatic thriller Argo presents an undercover operation, life and death, to rescue six Americans. The actions took place during the attack Iranian hostage soldier, the film focusing on less known role that the CIA and Hollywood played-information declassified many years after the event.
On November 4, 1979, when the Iranian revolution reaches its critical, militants attacked the US embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. In the midst of this chaos, six Americans manage to escape and hide in the house of the Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor. Realizing it is only matter of time before the six are found and most probably killed both the US government and the Canadian pray CIA to intervene. Agency appeals to top specialist in “exile”, Tony Mendez, asking him to come up with a plan to safely remove them from the six country. A truly incredible plan, as if torn from the movies.
Ben Affleck (Oscar winner for the film “City” and “Good Will Hunting”) directs and plays one of the lead roles in the film. Affleck Argo sign and film production, along with Grant Heslov (Oscar nominee for “Good Night and Good Luck”) and George Clooney (Oscar winner for “Syriana”).
Argo brings his starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Alan Arkin (Oscar winner for “Little Miss Sunshine”) and John Goodman (“Trouble with the Curve”). The cast also includes Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bish, Kyle Chandler and Chris Messina.
The screenplay is by Chris Terrio, after a selection from “The Master of Disguise” by Antonio J. Mendez, and after the article “The Great Escape” from Wired magazine, written by Joshuah Bearman. Executive producers are David Klawans, Nina Wolarsky, Chris Brigham, Chay Carter, Graham King and Tim Headington, and co-producer seat was occupied by Amy Herman.
Behind-the-scenes team includes the Rodgrigo Prieto, director of photography (“Brokeback Mountain”), Sharon Seymour, designer (“City”), Willian Goldenberg, editor (“Seabiscuit,” “The Insider”), Jacqueline West, dresser (“The Social Network,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”). The music is by Alexandre Desplat (“The King’s Speech”, “The Queen”), Oscar-nominated four times. Filming Argo were made in Los Angeles, Washington and Istanbul.