Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
18 April 2014
The Empire Podcast #107: Lukas Moodysson, Marc Webb, Avi Arad
Let's go Easter Egg hunting!
Spielberg Plans The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Yet another potential directing job
First Jersey Boys Trailer
Clint Eastwood's musical adaptation is heating up
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
17 April 2014
Zack Snyder On Batman-Superman
'Batman and Superman standing next to each other… It’s kind of epic'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Untitled Superman / Batman Film
06 May 2016
Gone Girl
03 October 2014
Godzilla
16 May 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Monuments Men (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Inside Llewyn Davis (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Wolf Of Wall Street (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Runner Runner (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Monsters University (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Argo Trailer Online
The true story of a real fake film

08 May 2012  |  Written by James White  

submit to reddit

We’ve been following the development of Ben Affleck’s latest directorial effort, Argo, with interest for some time now. He’s plucked a great script, gathered an amazing cast, applied everything he’s learned from Gone Baby Gone and The Town, and the fruits of his labour are now on screen in the first trailer for the movie.

 

Based on true events to spin a story that almost sounds unbelievable, Argo is set around the storming of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979. 52 Americans were taken hostage, but six others managed to escape and found sanctuary in the home of the Canadian Ambassador.

Knowing that the clock is ticking away to the time when they’re found and likely tortured or killed, the CIA starts brainstorming ideas to get the hostages out safely. Enter exfiltration specialist Tony Mendez (Affleck), who hatches a seemingly crazy plan to have the six pose as a filmmaking crew shooting a fake sci-fi movie to ensure their safe return home.

Affleck has rounded up the likes of Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler, Victor Garber and Alan Arkin for what, on the evidence of this, looks like it could be a real treat and another winner from Affleck.

Argo will be out on October 12.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Maurice Sendak Has Died
He was 83
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

The 10 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2014
Empire's pick of the Croisette's finest

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)