Just when we thought Ben Affleck was going to return to acting by starring in director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby, Affleck goes back to directing the upcoming political thriller, Argo.
Deadline reports that Luhrmann wanted Affleck for the role of Tom Buchanan, the husband of Daisy (Carey Mulligan was cast in the role last year), but Affleck's commitment to Argo wouldn't allow him to take part in the production, which will be shot in Australia. Based on a 2007 Wired article titled "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran", Argo is about, well, the title kind of says it all. Affleck directed last year's highly lauded drama, The Town. What role will Fisher play? >> Posted 04.20.11 by Ryan