Iran to Make Film to Correct ‘Argo’

Ben Affleck may not have gotten a best-director Oscar nomination for Argo, but at least he has the attention of the Iranian leadership. News reports from Tehran indicate that Iran’s government is planning on making its own version of Affleck’s Argo to correct what they consider errors in the original film. Argo dramatizes the story of six Americans hidden by the Canadian ambassador during the 1979 hostage crisis. “I’m not sure what the Iranians found wrong,” Affleck said Thursday. “It will be amusing to see what they take issue with.” Not much is known about the Iranian film so far, except that it will be called The General Staff and will be directed by Ataollah Salmanian.