By Sandra Birungi
Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ would in the near future be facing a lawsuit from Iran.
Argo so far has been the best directing role Affleck has taken up and has earned him a Grammy, an Oscar, and several other awards ever since its release in August 31, 2012. Based on the American hostage crisis in Iran, Argo shows how CSI agents rescued the American hostages from under the noses of the Iranians, something that did not sit well with them.
In Iran, the movie was banned and anyone in the country who wanted to get access to the movie, one had to get it through black market therefore a possible lawsuit is not a huge surprise. According to Associated Press, French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre is in talks with the Iranian government officials how and where to file a lawsuit accusing the film of being an “unrealistic portrayal” of Iran.
Iran’s state television said the movie was an “advertisement for the CIA”, however, it was received well in the United States.
After Iranian cultural officials and movie critics had a private screening of the film on Monday, they discussed “The Hoax of Hollywood” and determined “Argo” to be “a propaganda attack against” Iran and “entire humanity.”
“We will be able to block distributors of the movie, force them to apologize and challenge them to confess that the movie is nothing but a sheer lie,” the lawyer said.