WATCH: 'Argo,' Ben Affleck's tribute to Hart Bochner in Die Hard

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]