Ben Affleck Shows Up in Bulgaria

Culture | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 15:46|  views

Hollywood star Ben Affleck seen leaving Bulgaria's capital Sofia. Photo by Bulphoto

Hollywood star Ben Affleck arrived in Bulgaria's capital Sofia late on Wednesday to check out the studios, where he might shoot a movie later in 2011.

Ben Affleck is inspecting the NU Boyana studios, where the shootings of the movie Argo will most probably take place. According to unconfirmed information, Affleck will direct the movie, which will be produced by George Clooney.

The schedule of Clooney's production company "Smokehouse Pictures" reportedly included Bulgaria and a scout has been sent to Sofia to talk to the CEO of the "Nu Boyana Film Studios" in Bulgaria, David Varod, the Bulgarian Blitz media recently reported.

Argo is based on an article that appeared in Wired magazine about "a stranger-than-fiction CIA rescue operation during the occupation of the American embassy in Tehran in 1979, when six U.S. diplomats were held hostage. The CIA hatched a scheme involving disguises and a fake Hollywood film crew on a location-scouting mission to help get the captives out of the country."

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Tags: Ben Affleck, argo, George Clooney, Nu Boyana


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