Ben Affleck helms Argo February 4, 2011 Ben Affleck in talks to direct Argo Ben Affleck is reportedly in early negotiations to direct Argo. An adaptation of a Wired magazine article, the film would follow thee Tehran hostage crisis. George Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce the political thriller. The article, “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran,” was written by Joshua Bearman and published in April 2007. Chris Terrio wrote the screenplay and David Klawans is also a producer.