Ben Affleck Casts Himself In Argo

Ben Affleck is going to be meddling behind the camera as well as showing off his acting chops in front of it for his upcoming movie Argo. The film, which also stars John Goodman and Alan Arkin, tells the true story of a CIA operative who carried out a daring mission to extract Canadian diplomats from the Iranian capital.

Recommended Videos

Ben Affleck is going to be meddling behind the camera as well as showing off his acting chops in front of it for his upcoming movie Argo. The film, which also stars John Goodman and Alan Arkin, tells the true story of a CIA operative who carried out a daring mission to extract Canadian diplomats from the Iranian capital.

The film is obviously going to highlight political tensions which exist between the US and Iran but at its core, there should be a solid action thriller which takes time to do characterization properly.

Affleck’s last film, The Town, proved that he can make poignant, exciting movies that still rake it in at the box office. Ideally, Argo will repeat this trick, swapping working class Boston for the exotic, repressive atmosphere of Tehran.

It all seems very promising right now and the way it’s shaping up, Ben may have a third consecutive directing hit on his hands.


We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Review: ‘IF’ is John Krasinski’s vivid imagination lost with a broken compass in a chaotic mess
if by John Krasinski
2.5 stars
Read Article ‘Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint’ movie release window, cast, plot, and more
Read Article The only time Netflix and its subscribers agreed now has the strongest rejection it could find
Netflix Drag me To hell
Read Article ‘Star Wars: Episode 007?’ The many ‘Star Wars’ actors who appeared in James Bond films
Lobot and Boba Fett
Read Article Will there be a ‘Road House 2?’
Related Content
Read Article Review: ‘IF’ is John Krasinski’s vivid imagination lost with a broken compass in a chaotic mess
if by John Krasinski
2.5 stars
Read Article ‘Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint’ movie release window, cast, plot, and more
Read Article The only time Netflix and its subscribers agreed now has the strongest rejection it could find
Netflix Drag me To hell
Read Article ‘Star Wars: Episode 007?’ The many ‘Star Wars’ actors who appeared in James Bond films
Lobot and Boba Fett
Read Article Will there be a ‘Road House 2?’
Author
Joe West
Joe West is a freelance writer from the UK, covering film and video games while occasionally turning to reviews on camera to satisfy his engorged ego.