Avast Traier For Ben Affleck’s Argo.

At first glance we thought this might be the long awaited trailer for the movie about the history surrounding one of Britain’s much loved catalogue merchants but then we realised we had read the title wrong.

Based on the true story of the Canadian Caper, the film is set during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis where both the American and Canadian governments, (along with those ever-helpful chaps the CIA), worked together to hatch an elaborate plan to rescue six stranded US diplomats who had been held hostage in their own embassy in Tehran, by convincing Iranian authorities that they were a camera crew sent to the country to scout for locations for a huge Hollywood sci-fi movie called Argo.

Directed by and starring Ben Affleck it also features Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Michael Parks, Alan Arkin and Clea Duvall and it’s main screenplay was adapted from a Wired magazine article published in 2007 unimaginatively entitled: How The CIA Used A Fake Sci-Fi Flick To Rescue Americans From Tehran.

The original mock poster for the sci-fi movie which never existed.