added: Tue, Sep 4th '12
It looks like Ben Affleck has a solid hit on his hands. His espionage thriller "Argo" -- which dramatizes the real-life CIA mission to save six hidden Americans during 1979's Iran hostage crisis -- had a sneak peek screening at Telluride over the weekend. And so far, the reaction has been tremendous. There's even talk of Oscar nominations for Affleck's work as actor and director. So, as things are about to heat up, Warner Bros has seemingly picked the right time to deliver the film's first TV spot online. Here, take a look.
"Argo" opens in theaters on October 12th.
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 (Ben 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.
directed by Ben Affleck
starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Philip Baker Hall, Richard Kind, Michael Parks, Taylor Schilling, Tate Donovan, Rory Cochrane, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina
release date October 12, 2012