Argo, opening October 12th, rated Arg for Argo, just released its first trailer. Ben Affleck stars in his third directawrial effit, telling the true story of a CIA plot to pose as Canadian movie producers scouting locations for a sci-fi movie to help rescue American diplomats stranded in Iran after the Iranian revolution. After Gone Baby Gone and The Town, I’m through being surprised when Ben Affleck makes a good movie, and between that and supporting roles from heavy hitters Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, and Alan Arkin, I’m already sold.
I just hope that with Ben Affleck looking so much like Harry Ellis from Die Hard (Hart Bochner), there’s a scene where Affleck has a sit down with the Ayatollah and tries to free the hostages using his old school Wall Street hucksterism.
“Ayatollah, baby. Allahu talkbar? (*sniff*) Look, babe, I think we can all agree that the Shah was a camel f*cker, am I right? I see you storm the embassy, I think to myself, ‘Here’s a guy that gets things done.’ But now it’s time to negotiate. Hey, business is business. You use a horde of stone-throwing villagers and an impure woman, I use a fountain pen. What’s the difference?” (*sniff*) (*donkey laugh*)
[trailer via CinemaBlend]