According to ScreenCrave via Entertainment Weekly, actor-turned-director Ben Affleck will direct the film “Argo”, a film set in motion by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, his producing partner.

According to the sites, the film is based on an article in “Wired” Magazine about a 1979 CIA rescue operation during the occupation of the American Embassy in Tehran, where six diplomats were saved due to a convoluted scheme involving disguises a group posing as a Hollywood film crew on a location scouting job.

If all goes well, this will be the first film where Affleck and Clooney will work together. Also, this will be the first film Affleck has directed since his critically-acclaimed directorial job on “The Town”.

Seeing as how many critics have sworn by “The Town”, this could be a great follow-up for Affleck and possibly a sign that lightning can strike twice. And, seeing as how fantastic the real-life story sounds, surely it’ll make for a great, taut, international thriller, the type of film that Clooney seems destined to make, if not star in (think of a higher-intensity form of “The American”).

“Argo” is still in the very early development stages, but the film is already stated to be out sometime in 2013, according to IMDB.

Ben Afleck Directing
Ben Afleck Directing

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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