Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Shine On: The Shining Turns 35
Lee Unkrich introduces a reunion for Kubrick's horror crew
Robot Overlords Will Invade Our TV Screens
Jon Wright's sci-fi is coming to the small screen
Exclusive: Channing Tatum Talks Standalone Gambit X-Men Film
Are you ready for a Gambit origin story?
Cary Fukunaga No Longer Directing The New It
He's departed the adaptation of Stephen King's horror
New Point Break Poster Online
The only law that matters is gravity
Tomorrowland Spoiler Special - Brad Bird And Damon Lindelof
Welcome to the land... of tomorrow!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 May 2015
Empire's Ant-Man Covers Unveiled
Small but perfectly formed
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
25 March 2016
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Gambler (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Gone Girl (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Godzilla (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Monuments Men (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Tate Donovan Joins Argo
With Taylor Schilling & Nelson Franklin

30 August 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Tate Donovan Joins Argo

Now that Ben Affleck is starting work on real-life hostage rescue drama Argo, he’s been filling in the few remaining roles left to cast, with Tate Donovan, Taylor Schilling and Nelson Franklin all scoring jobs.

As well as calling the shots, Affleck is leading up the cast as Tony Mendez, a CIA infiltration expert who masterminded a fake science fiction film to use as a cover to help extract six American civilians from captivity in Tehran.

Good Night, and Good Luck’s Donovan is on to play Bob Anders, one of the main consular officers, while Dark Matter’s Schilling will be Christine Mendez, Tony’s wife, who has the unenviable job of worrying for her husband’s safety when he’s out on dangerous missions. Franklin – probably most recognizable for his recent turn as Comeau in Scott Pilgrim Vs the World – is appearing as a reporter.

They’re joining a top-notch cast that includes Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler and Alan Arkin.

Affleck’s working from Chris Terrio’s script, itself adapted from Joshuah Bearman’s 2007 Wired article, which chronicled the quirky true story of how the CIA and Canadian intelligence types cooked up the idea of Argo, a Hollywood film which the diplomats could pretend to be working on in order to sneak out of Iran.


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

Tony Todd To Write And Direct Catalytic
Candyman steps behind the camera
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)