Oscar award winning Ben Affleck has cast himself as the protagonist in his upcoming film “Argo”, which he is directing.
Boston born Affleck (38) is to star as Tony Mendez a CIA exfiltration expert who attempts to smuggle six Americans hiding at the Canadian embassy in Iran out of the nation.
The group disguise themselves as a Hollywood crew who scout a film called “Argo”.
Alan Arkin and John Goodman are in negotiations to star in the Warner Brothers blockbuster.
George Clooney and Grant Heslov are joining forces to produce the political drama through Smokehouse Pictures alongside David Klawans.
This isn’t Affleck’s first directorial and acting debut. He previously directed himself in “The Town” which grossed more than $150 million worldwide.