Joshuah Bearman discusses "The Great Escape," his article about a CIA operation in Iran that became the basis for the new film Argo.
"We were sitting there and we were like, 'This would be perfect for George Clooney.' And it very quickly in fact turned out that George Clooney wanted it. So not long after David and I had been having our daydream, we had this project that Clooney had taken quickly into the empyrean heights of Hollywood."
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Show notes and links:
- "The Great Escape" (Wired • Apr 2007)
- Official Argo site
- "An Investigation Into Xinjiang’s Growing Swarm of Great Gerbils" (McSweeney's • Jan 2005)
- "Art of the Steal" (Wired • Mar 2010)