Go behind the scenes of the Best Picture of 2012, Argo (based on a true story) starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman, right here on Fan Reviews.
Release Date: October 12, 2012
Argo is based on the Canadian Caper that took place during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979 and 1980. The film is directed by Ben Affleck. Chris Terrio wrote the screenplay based on the 2007 Wired article “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran” by Joshuah Bearman. Producers George Clooney, Grant Heslov and David Klawans set up a project based on the article in the same year, and Affleck’s attachment to the project was announced in February 2011. In the following June, Alan Arkin was the first person cast in the film. After the rest of the roles were cast, filming began in Los Angeles, California in September 2011. Additional filming took place in Istanbul, and the production wrapped in Washington, on location at the CIA on November 19 and the State Department on November 20.