Affleck Accesses Arkin for 'Argo'
“Little Miss Sunshine” star Alan Arkin is the first actor to join his Tehran hostage-crisis pic “Argo,” Variety's Jeff Sneider exclusively reports. Arkin is in negotiations to play Hollywood producer Lester Siegel, an O.S.S. veteran described as equal parts bookie and rabbi. Ben Affleck is directing the pic, based on a Wired Magazine article about how the CIA and the Canadian government teamed to rescue six U.S. dipomats who’d been taken hostage at the American embassy by a group of Iranians in 1979 (the CIA’s ruse involved the explanation that the six hostages were actually a Hollywood film crew scouting a movie titled “Argo.”)Read Full Article