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.