Bulgaria’s Govt May Lose Ben Affleck, George Clooney

Culture | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 16:26|  views

David Varod, CEO of the NU Boyana studios. File photo

The Bulgarian government is not willing to create incentives for filmmaking, which might stop Hollywood stars like Ben Affleck and George Clooney from shooting in the country, David Varod, CEO of NU Boyana told Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency).

Ben Affleck is currently in Sofia where he is checking out the NU Boyana studios for a possible location of the movie Argo, which is expected to be directed by him and produced by George Clooney.

"Ben Affleck is checking other options, too, which is perfectly normal," David Varod told Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency).

The Argo movie project will be 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." The movie is supposed to be shown in 2013.

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