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Warner Bros. will open Ben Affleck’s 1979 Iran hostage crisis Argo on Sept. 14, 2012, the same time frame the studio used to launch his critically acclaimed directorial debut The Town.
Affleck also stars in Argo opposite Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman, and produced the movie with George Clooney and Grant Heslov.
Based on real-life events, Argo chronicles a little-known chapter of the Iran hostage crisis. As militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took scores of Americans hostage, six Americans were able to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Knowing it was only a matter of time before the six were discovered, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country.
The ensemble pic’s cast also includes Kerry Bishe, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks and Taylor Schilling.
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