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25 September 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Warner Bros.

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UPDATE: Three new Argo character posters have arrived, featuring Alan Arkin's Lester Siegel, John Goodman's John Chambers and the actor/director himself, Ben Affleck, as CIA technical operations officer, Tony Mendez.

  


 

Following his increasingly confident efforts as director on Gone Baby Gone and The Town, Ben Affleck's ambitious Argo is almost upon us. To keep that pleasing fact foremost in our minds, here's a new poster.

It's a very different colour palette but the close-up on an unusually bearded star and the stripe that vaguely suggests something being redacted, puts us in mind of the Syriana posters of yore. That makes sense: Argo, like Syriana, is a serious political thriller with a heavyweight cast.

Unlike Syriana however, Argo's is a period setting, taking us back to 1979, and recounting the only recently revealed, stranger-than-fiction story behind the Iran Hostage Crisis. Six Americans managed to escape to the home of the Canadian ambassador, at which point the talents of "exfiltration specialist" Tony Mendez were called in. The extraordinary extraction plan saw the escapees masquerading as a film crew scouting Iranian locations. The CIA set up a fake production company, a screenplay was procured, and comics legend Jack Kirby provided some designs...

Chris Terrio's script is based on Joshua Bearman's 2007 Wired article, "How The CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick To Rescue Americans From Tehran". Affleck, aside from his behind-the-camera duties, is playing Mendez, and he's pulled in sterling support from Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Kyle Chandler, Clea Duvall, and Michael Parks, who's playing Kirby.

Argo (also the title of the fake film-within-the-film) is out in the UK on November 7. 

 

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Kirbytastic
Really want to see this. As a Kirby fan for decades I would like to ask why no one has yet used his designs in a movie of any of the characters he created. Captain America and Thor in particular. No one designed machines and alien devices quite like him and it would be great to see, especially as CGI should make it eminently possible. More

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Similar to Zodiac?
This might sound odd but bear with me, the tone of the film suggested by the trailer (true story, moments of dry/dark humour but basically serious) strikes me a lot of David Fincher's Zodiac film from 2007. Anyone agree? More

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