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First time screenwriter pens Argo for Ben Affleck and his floppy hairdo!

Screenwriter Chris Terrio got lucky, he says. That’s the only way he can explain how a first time writer like himself got the opportunity of a lifetime – to write a move directed by Ben Affleck. The new political thriller, Argo, received a standing ovation at Toronto Film Festival and is fast becoming the most talked about drama of the year.

“At the time, it came out of nowhere,” Terrio says of story that connected him with this amazing journey. He received a phone call from a producer at Smoke House, a production company operated by George Clooney, who ultimately produced the film. Argo is based on a 2007 Wired magazine article about a CIA mission to transport embassy workers out of Iran during the hostage crisis of the late 70s and early 80s. “I read it,” says Terrio, “and the first thing that came to mind was all the reasons not to do it.”

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One thought on “First time screenwriter pens Argo for Ben Affleck and his floppy hairdo!

  1. Always wondered about this. A first time screenwriter flags an article written by someone else and shops it to an elite production company without acquiring rights first? That’s amazing.

    Posted by gravitasbaby | March 20, 2013, 12:49 am

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