Filmmakers in Iran are planning a response to Ben Affleck's thriller "Argo" to tell their side of the hostage drama story.
Affleck's film is about the rescue of American diplomats from Iran during the country's revolution in the 1970s, and the critically acclaimed picture has earned seven Academy Award nominations. Following the huge international response to "Argo," filmmakers in Iran are now planning to film their own version, called "Setad Moshtarak," which translates to "The General Staff."
According to a report by Mehr News, the film about 20 American hostages who were handed over to the U.S. embassy by Iranian revolutionaries has been approved by Iran's arts center. According to the film's director, Ataollah Salmanian, "This film, which will be a big production, should be an appropriate response to the ahistoric film 'Argo.'"
"Argo," which won two Golden Globe awards on Sunday, has reportedly been banned in Iran.
In other Iranian news...... the government here will sponsor a film that proves that oil is a clean burning energy and wind farms are in fact, creating more pollution than animals releasing methane. Just say'n....