Bryan Cranston in Talks to Join Ben Affleck’s ARGO

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Casting seems to be moving right along for Ben Affleck’s next directorial project Argo. Just yesterday, it was announced that John Goodman and Affleck himself had joined Alan Arkin in the cast, and now Variety reports that Bryan Cranston is in negotiations to take on one of the lead roles. The film tells the true story of how the CIA and the Canadian government teamed up to rescue six U.S. diplomats who had been taken hostage by Iranians in 1979. The CIA’s ruse involved convincing the Iranian government that the diplomats were actually a Hollywood film crew scouting locations.

Cranston will play an Irish CIA agent from Boston who used to be the bodyguard to President Eisenhower. Goodman plays Oscar-winning Planet of the Apes makeup artist John Chambers, Arkin is set to portray a Hollywood producer and O.S.S. veteran, and Affleck is taking on the lead. George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing. Given the caliber of Affleck’s recent work and the cast he’s assembled so far,  Argo is shaping up to be quite the flick.




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  • Fedora

    Breaking bad is awesome! and so is Cranston, (who would make a perfect Commissioner Gordon i might add. for when the Bat reboot comes around of course. Or even a gotham based tv series? ))

    • Dan

      Cranston is voicing Gordon in DC’s animated film Batman: Year One, and he sounds perfect.

  • Jason

    “Given the caliber of Affleck’s recent work and the cast he’s assembled so far, Argo is shaping up to be quite the flick.”

    Right. “Quite the flick”. Affleck’s playing an Hispanic American instead of offering the opportunity to an actual Hispanic American actor considering how few opportunities, if any, for big lead roles they get in big studio movies.

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  • GeorgeBailey Bailey

    Hell forever be typecasted because of how incredible he was as tony soprano. Best acting I’ve ever seen in tv or movies.
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  • Cali Kid

    Breaking Bad is so god damn awesome. This movie is gonna be sick!!! Now only if he can get Jeremy Renner in this movie now!.

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