Ben Affleck is two for two when it comes to directing high quality dramas, and it looks like he might have found project number three. According to EW, Affleck is in talks to direct Argo, a political thriller that’s set up a Warner Bros through George Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov. Affleck loves good material, and this film is right up his ally.
Argo is based on an article that appeared in Wired magazine about “a stranger-than-fiction CIA rescue operation during the occupation of the American embassy in Tehran in 1979, when six U.S. diplomats were held hostage. The CIA hatched a scheme involving disguises and a fake Hollywood film crew on a location-scouting mission to help get the captives out of the country.”
If everything goes according to plan, and Affleck does take on Argo, it will mark the first time that the director has ever worked with Clooney. His brother Casey and close friend Matt Damon have both worked with the actor in the past in the Oceans‘ film series.
What do you think of Affleck and Clooney teaming up? Do you think Argo is a good fit for the director?