Ben Affleck has turned out to be a far better director than many would have expected from his spotty acting career, to the point where some people actually get a little bit excited when they know he’s gonna bring out a new movie. If you’re one of those people, then mark October 5th in your diary, as that’s when Aergo is due to hit UK cinemas.
The very intriguing movie is based on a true story, which the synopsis says, ‘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 US 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.’
That plan involves creating a fake sci-fi movie, enlisting help from Hollywood and pretending they’re looking to shoot it in Iran. The film also stars Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler, Alan Arkin, Scoot McNairy(who’s pictured on the piece of paper in the image above), Michael Parks, Taylor Schilling, Clea DuVall, and Tate Donovan.
Warner released the first image from the movie as part of their 2012 preview, letting us see Affleck’s spiffy new beard!
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