Bryan Cranston nears 'Argo'
By Adnan Tezer Jun 30, 2011, 19:16 GMT
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Bryan Cranston is in talks to join the cast of the Warner Bros. political thriller "Argo."
According to Variety, Ben Affleck is directing and starring in the film.
Alan Arkin and John Goodman have also been cast.
George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing through their Smoke House shingle along with David Klawans.
The film is based on a "Wired" magazine article by Joshuah Bearman, published in 2007 and titled "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran."
Chris Terrio wrote the screenplay.
The film is set during the occupation of the American embassy by Iranians in 1979. A joint rescue effort was organized by the CIA and the Canadian government to extract six U.S. diplomats.
The CIA used a disguise expert named Tony Mendez (Affleck) and came up with a scenario that involved the six diplomats being part of a Hollywood crew scouting a big-budget Hollywood epic titled "Argo," that enabled them to flee the country.
Cranston is best known for his Emmy-winning role as Walter H. White in AMC's "Breaking Bad."
He'll be seen in the upcoming Tom Hanks comedy "Larry Crowne."