The casting for Argo, the new film from Ben Affleck, is coming together rather quickly. After casting John Goodman and Alan Arkin, Affleck then cast himself in the film. Today, we learn that Ben has brought on another actor, Bryan Cranston. THR tells us that the actor will play “Affleck’s boss and former bodyguard for President Eisenhower, CIA agent Jack O’Donnell.”
With the addition of Argo to his resume, Cranston is slowly starting to climb the Hollywood fame ladder. After breaking out with his hit AMC show Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston has been stacking his resume with some solid credits in a number of high profile films. Drive, Contagion, John Carter, Total Recall, and Rock Of Ages are just some of the many films that Cranston has been a part of recently.
Cranston does deserve his new found fame. After all, his performance on Breaking Bad is one of television’s best and he really is a fantastic actor. I’m happy for him. After putting in all those years on Malcolm In The Middle, being overshadowed by Frankie Muniz, he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves.
As for Argo, it tells the story of “a C.I.A. plan to rescue a group of diplomats from Tehran after the 1979 Iranian revolution by claiming that they were part of a Hollywood movie crew shooting a film in the country.” It sounds like a great project for Affleck whose starting to find his stride behind the camera. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we see it hit theatres. With the way casting is coming together, it should be out by summer 2012.