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Sometimes it's good to be the director... actor/director Ben Affleck has finally found the perfect leading man for his upcoming film 'Argo': Ben Affleck. Rather than find another leading man, the director of 'The Town' has decided to simply perform the role himself as well as direct (which should make any argument between actor and director oddly interesting).
The film is adapted from an April 2007 Wired article about how a group of CIA operatives snuck into Tehran and rescued six U.S. diplomats by pretending to be a film crew shooting a fake movie called 'Argo'. So, Affleck is a Hollywood actor directing himself acting like a CIA agent who is acting like someone in a Hollywood movie... oops, now my brain's gone all fuzzy. By freeing the diplomats and setting them up with fake identities as the fictional film crew, they were able to flee the country and get them home safely.
Affleck is also currently in negotiations with both Alan Arkin and John Goodman to join the film as real life Hollywood producer Lester Seigel and Oscar-winning makeup artist John Chamers, respectively. With the critical acclaim that his film 'The Town' has received, this might be another project to keep an eye on as it moves forward.