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Ben Affleck visited CIA for Argo research

Ben Affleck visited CIA for Argo research

Feb 22 2013, 4:19am CST | by

Ben Affleck visited the CIA as research for 'Argo'. The 40-year-old actor and director undertook extensive investigations for his Academy Award-nominated film - which follows the real-life story of...

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Ben Affleck visited CIA for Argo research

Feb 22 2013, 4:19am CST | by

Ben Affleck visited the CIA as research for 'Argo'.

The 40-year-old actor and director undertook extensive investigations for his Academy Award-nominated film - which follows the real-life story of US diplomats taken hostage in 1979 Iran - and wanted to ensure his dramatisation remained accurate to true accounts by meeting the CIA agent he plays in the film.

He explained: ''I really liked the idea that it was a true story. I did a ton of reading and a ton of interviewing. I went to the CIA, I read all the books.

''I spent time with [CIA agent] Tony Mendez and for the first-person accounts of this, then I did a lot of researching with hostages.''

Ben - who scooped Best Director at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs earlier this month, where he also took home Best Picture - altered the facts slightly and made it so the hostages headed for the Canadian embassy instead of America.

However, Ben had no intentions of insulting the New Zealand and British diplomats involved and wanted viewers to see it as the victims having no choice as to where they went.

He continued to The Sun newspaper: ''That touches on one of the things that I struggled with long and hard, because it cast Britain and New Zealand in a way that was probably not totally fair.

''But I was trying to set up a situation where you got the sense that they had nowhere else to go, rather than get into the complication that they wanted to go here or there.''

'Argo' is the hotly tipped favourite to win Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday (24.02.13).

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Ben Affleck vs...The Batsuit? More Problems for Batman v Superman

Jul 21 2014 7:34am CDT | Source: movie pilot

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We've been pretty fortunate of late when it comes to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice news. There's been a whole lot more in the way of awesome costume first looks than disappointing injury news (we're looking at you, Harrison Ford). Plus, with Comic-Con on the very immediate horizon, we're likely to be on the receiving end of even more (hopefully Wonder Woman costume-shaped) DC awesomeness very, very soon.Sometimes, though, bright clouds come with a dark, painful lin ...
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David Fincher’s GONE GIRL to Open the New York Film Festival

Jul 16 2014 7:11pm CDT | Source: Collider

Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets With Actor Ben Affleck
Director David Fincher’s next film has secured a prime awards debut.  Variety reports that Gone Girl has been selected to open this year’s New York Film Festival—a prestigious honor that usually coincides with the kick-off of an Oscar campaign.  Fincher’s dramatic thriller is an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name and stars Ben Affleck as a man who becomes the prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance.  Fincher has some good exper ...
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New Gone Girl posters arrive online

Jul 7 2014 12:44am CDT | Source: Total Film

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Four new teaser posters for Gone Girl have arrived online, featuring various pieces of evidence relating to the disappearance of Rosamund Pike’s character, Amy Dunne. Adapted from the novel by Gillian Flynn, the film will follow Ben Affleck’s protagonist, Nick Dunne, who reports his wife missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. However, when holes start to appear in his story, and the marriage he de ...
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"Arrow" Gets New Vertigo, No 'Dawn' Cameo

Jul 4 2014 11:07am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

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Whilst Marvel is pursuing an interconnected screen universe across film and television, DC isn't doing the same - opting for a shared cinematic universe but allowing separate adaptations of its comic titles for the small screen (aside from the "Arrow"/"Flash" linkage). The upside of this approach is that the shows aren't hampered in the way something like "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is. The likes of "Gotham ...
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Ben Affleck's Solo 'Batman' Movie Rumored For 2019

Jun 19 2014 1:29pm CDT | Source: screen crave

Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets With Actor Ben Affleck
There are a lot of rumors circling Warner Bros.’ DC release date schedule. Not only do we have Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League coming, but rumor has it that the studio also plans to release standalone movies for Shazam!, Sandman, Wonder Woman, and a Flash/Green Lantern team up before 2018. But what about Batman? Well, Latino Review reports that WB is looking to 2019 for a solo Batman film starring Ben Affleck. The working title for the Batman movie right now is The Batma ...
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Why is Bat-Fleck Not in the Current Crop of DC Films?

Jun 17 2014 12:14pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets With Actor Ben Affleck
Last week came the unofficial slate of DC movies that will take us into 2018. While some of the choices were pretty obvious, there were also a couple of head scratchers in there and one glaring omission: no solo Batman movies. It looks as though the character that has been the backbone of DC Comics’ movies going back to 1989 isn’t getting any love in the new shared DC cinematic universe. This is a bold and, quite frankly, risky move on the part of WB. But I ...
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4 weeks ago

Expanding Appian Way Ups Pair To Co-Veep Posts

Jun 17 2014 11:47am CDT | Source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Appian Way, which has broadened its slate in features and moved into television, has promoted Michael Hampton and Nathaniel Posey to co-vice president status and has named James Ward to be creative executive to help handle the volume. They report to Appian Way principal Leonardo DiCaprio and president of production Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Hampton and Posey are homegrown talent. Hampton worked at LBI Entertainment before moving to Appian Way two y ...
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Jason Momoa to Play Aquaman in ‘Batman V. Superman’

Jun 16 2014 7:58pm CDT | Source: Variety

Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets With Actor Ben Affleck
“Game of Thrones” actor Jason Momoa has signed up for the role of Aquaman in Warner Bros.’ “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Variety reported in December that Momoa was in talks for the Zack Snyder-directed tentpole, scheduled to be released May 6, 2016, with Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot... Read more » ...
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5 weeks ago

Casting Choices That Everybody Hated But Turned Out To Be Great

Jun 15 2014 12:25pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

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As soon as Warner Bros. announced that the next actor to don the cape and cowl as Batman would be Ben Affleck, the internet exploded with an array of reasons why Affleck was the worst possible choice for the role. He doesn’t look like Batman. He has a Boston accent. He sucked as Daredevil. He sucks as an actor. Those are just a few of the thousands of reasons that people gave for their disagreement with Warner’s decision.But fanboys being furious about casting is nothing ne ...
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