Ben Affleck Adds Star Power To Film ‘Argo’

July 3rd, 2011 // Leave a Comment

The star power keeps growing for the new Ben Affleck film, Argo. Already confirmed cast members include John Goodman and Alan Arkin, and Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston is apparently in negotiations to join. Then there is, of course, Affleck who is confirmed to both be starring and directing the spy thriller.

The movie depicts the collaboration of the CIA and Hollywood to help free six hostages trapped in Iran during the 1979 revolution. Although it sounds far-fetched, the film is actually based on a true story in which a fictional movie production was created as a front to help free hostages. As the star power continues to grow for the film, there is already some buzz that it might be a future Oscar contender.

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Affleck has also been recently linked to the film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, which also features a huge line-up of stars. We shall soon see what the future holds for Affleck, whose film The Town did not make the Oscar cut. In the meantime, Affleck is enjoying some family time. He was seen out in Santa Monica alongside wife Jennifer Garner, and their two daughters Violet and Seraphina. The Boston boy is looking grey up above, but he kept it fresh with a Boston Bruins tee.

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By Cynthia Rollins
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