Warner Bros. has released three new international TV spots for Ben Affleck's Argo, a thriller centering on a behind-the-scenes rescue operation during the Iran hostage crisis. The film screened at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month to enthusiastic raves and received runner-up for the audience award (behind David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence) -- both positioning it firmly as a major Oscars player. Argo opens on October 12th and stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Philip Baker Hall, Richard Kind, Michael Parks, Taylor Schilling, Tate Donovan, Rory Cochrane, Scoot McNairy, and Chris Messina.
Based on true events, "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis--the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.