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John Goodman Joins Affleck's "Argo"

By Garth Franklin Saturday June 25th 2011 03:17PM

John Goodman is negotiations to join the Ben Affleck-directed political thriller "Argo" for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Variety.

Based on Joshuah Bearman's 2007 Wired magazine article, the wryly humoured political thriller centers on how, during the occupation of the American embassy by Iranians in 1979, a rescue effort was mounted by the CIA and the Canadian government to extract six U.S. diplomats.

The CIA used a disguise expert and concocted a scenario that involved the six being a Hollywood crew scouting a sci-fi movie titled "Argo:. Under those disguises, and with the help of artwork by legendary comics creator Jack Kirby, they were able to flee the country.

Goodman would play John Chambers, the Oscar-winning "Planet of the Apes" makeup artist called in to help sell the ruse. Alan Arkin also stars.

Chris Terrio wrote the screenplay while David Klawans, George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing.

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