, the latest effort from director/star Ben Affleck, has been going down a storm at the
BFI London Film Festival
In the current issue of
, which is available
for just £1.99 on your iPad
, we chat to Affleck about his based-on-fact thriller.
On the appeal of
, he told us,“I thought, ‘this is insane, it can’t be true.’ And then I went on the internet and looked it up and found out it really was true.
“I called [
] up and said I had to do it and three months later we were prepping the film.”
On the movies that influenced and inspired the film, Affleck explained: “There was the CIA
All The President’s Men
tone at the beginning. Then there is the Hollywood satire thing in the middle, which was almost like a Cassavetes
Killing Of A Chinese Bookie
thing, and then there’s the Costa-Gavras grittier, punchier, grainier stuff for Iran.
“My challenge was to try to navigate those tones so that it didn’t feel like three short films but was one cohesive movie.”
opens in the UK on 7 November 2012.
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