Trailer for Argo

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

The first trailer for the 70’s political drama Argo has arrived. Directed by and starring Ben Affleck the film is based on the true story of a CIA agent who concocts a daring plan to rescue six Americans in Iran. Argo is slated to release on October 12.

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.