AMC had the opportunity to sit down with director/star Affleck and co-star Bryan Cranston recently to talk about the incredible balance between drama, comedy, historical context and rich character explorations that "Argo" is able to strike and maintain.
Take a look below.
"Argo" star/director Ben Affleck talks with AMC:
"Argo" star Bryan Cranston talks with AMC Movie News:
Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis--the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.
Affleck directs a cast that includes himself, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Kerry Bishe, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks and Taylor Schilling.
“Argo” opens in AMC Theatres on October 12 -- purchase your tickets HERE.