Ben Affleck In Talks To Direct Hostage Crisis Film, Argo
Posted on Fri Feb 4, 2011 09:32 AM PDT

thetown090810_07_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Ben Affleck is in talks to direct George Clooney and Grant Heslov-produced thriller Argo, which centers around the Tehran hostage crisis.

The story centers on the occupation of the American embassy by Iranians in 1979. The CIA and the Canadian government to extract six U.S. diplomats created a rescue effort. The CIA used a disguise expert and created a scenario involving the six U.S. diplomats posing as a Hollywood crew who is scouting locations for a movie titled Argo. Under those disguises, they were able to flee the country.

Affleck can next be seen in an untitled 2012 Terrence Malick project about "a powerful and moving love story". The film co-stars Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams, and Rachel Weisz.