There’s been plenty of buzz surrounding the upcoming filmArgo, and yet nothing has been showcased to the public yet. The reason for the talk is due to the director’s Oscar-streak of his first two helming efforts Gone Baby Gone and The Town both receiving nods for their acting. Now, Affleck returns pulling double duty again as director and star with the upcoming based on a true story thriller that revoles around the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis. The first trailer was released, along with the teaser poster that resembles the film’s logo.
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What I like about this first trailer the most happens to be that there’s a decent balance of comedy along with the action and drama. It’s unclear if that will ultimately hinder or take anything away from the film, but I actually found myself laughing at Affleck’s one-liner about Gatorade, and most of the events that take place in Hollywood. It has a laughing silver line away from the more serious events occuring with the hostages, and yet Affleck’s style doesn’t seem to come off as askew one bit.
I’m trying to hold back my most from saying “the O-word”, but there certainly looks like there could be plenty of Oscar promise. Perhaps Bryan Cranston will nab a Best Supporting Actor nod, of even Affleck himself for his portrayal. All that’s clear if that Argo looks damn good, and it should be exciting to see what else comes out of it.
Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis–the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.
Co-starring Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Michael Parks, Kyle Chandler, Tate Donovan, Victor Garber and many more, Argo hits theaters on October 12th.
Here is the teaser poster for the film, which isn’t too much, but showcases the same logo as the trailer: