John Goodman in talks for Ben Affleck's ARGO

John Goodman is close to joining the cast of Ben Affleck's Argo at Warner Bros. Variety reports that Goodman is in talks to join the political thriller that already has Alan Arkin set to star.

George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing along with David Klawans (Nacho Libre). Chris Terrio penned the screenplay and is also helping produce the film. Argo is based on Joshuah Bearman's Wired Magazine article, “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran” about "how the CIA and the Canadian government teamed to rescue six U.S. dipomats who'd been taken hostage at the American embassy by a group of Iranians in 1979. The CIA's ruse involved the explanation that the six hostages were actually a Hollywood film crew scouting a movie titled "Argo," and using those fake identities, they were able to flee the country."

I am excited to see Goodman in this. He recently appeared in Kevin Smith's Red State, which I am excited to see on DVD. Goodman is such a versatile actor how can really lose himself in each character he portrays. What are your thoughts on this news?

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