First Look at Ben Affleck and Alan Arkin from the Set of ARGO

     September 8, 2011

Ben Affleck’s underway on his latest acting/directing gig—the fact-based, 70s-set political thriller Argo, which focuses on a CIA agent trying to extract six Americans trapped in Iran at the height of the Iranian revolution. This in mind, a few pics of the bearded, bell-bottomed star on the film’s Los Angeles set have surfaced online. While they don’t reveal too much, we do get to see Affleck conversing with co-star Alan Arkin and whipping those bulging pecs and deltoids left over from The Town into ‘70s shape with a regimen of purple Gatorade and cigarettes.

Hit the jump to check out the images and for more on Argo.

Affleck—who, it must be remembered, was in Surviving Christmas—has unexpectedly proven himself a very capable helmer of adult-skewing dramas with Gone Baby Gone and (the somewhat overrated) The Town. Beyond that, Argo’s got equally reliable thesp-turned-director George Clooney in the producing chair and a TV dream team of a cast including Bryan Cranston, Kyle Chandler, John Goodman, Tate Donovan, Zeljko Ivanek, Chris Messina and Titus Welliver. If you’re counting, that’s four regulars from Damages, and one each from Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights and Deadwood. So basically, plan to check this one out when it drops in 2012.

Click over to Celebuzz for more images from the set of Argo [click to enlarge]:

Finally, here’s the official synopsis:

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.


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