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Ben Affleck forcing his actors to go Method for ARGO; locking them in a safe house for two weeks

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 14th, 2011

You looking to catch people’s attention? Ben Affleck sure as hell knows how.

According to Vulture (via The Playlist), the actor-turned-director will ask of the cast for his upcoming film, ARGO, to live in a “safe house” for two weeks before filming commences on the hotly anticipated film, with the hopes that this time will allow his cast to get to know what it felt like to be the people they are portraying.

For those who may not remember, the film is set to follow the true story of a CIA rescue mission played out following the capture of a group of diplomats in the days after the 1979 Iranian revolution in Tehran. The group was able to escape by claiming that they were involved with a  Hollywood film project, and honestly, it’s a story that sounds too crazy to be true, so if you don’t believe me, check out this great Wired article from which the film gets its inspiration.

Alan Arkin is the only member of the film’s cast so far, but don’t expect that to stay that way for much longer. Affleck is arguably one of the hottest directorial commodities around, and with a true story narrative like this, it’s bound to be an equally sought after project. I think it’s one that Affleck is suited perfectly for, and the idea of seeing what he can do with a project like this is insanely appealing.

What do you think?

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