Emerging from its debut at Telluride and Toronto as a strong contender in the coming awards season, particularly in the Best Picture category, Ben Affleck’s Argo saw its main US poster surface online at the start of the week ahead of its release in just a few weeks’ time.

And now, following hot on its heels, we’ve got the new UK variant to share, and I can’t wait to see this start going up around the country, because this is definitely a film to look forward to.

“Based on true events, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and GK Films’ dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis–the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades.”

Affleck takes the lead as expert exfiltrator, Tony Mendez, with an excellent supporting cast starring alongside him, headed up by Scoot McNairy, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Kyle Chandler, Taylor Schilling, Clea DuVall, and Tate Donovan.

Chris Terrio is the man behind the script, adapting the fascinating original 2007 Wired article by Joshuah Bearman, How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran, which you can (and should) read here.

Argo will be released in the US on 12th October, and since we last saw the US poster on Monday, it’s been moved up two days here in the UK to 7th November, which can only be good news, and it means we can take advantage of Orange Wednesdays on the day of release, and take a friend to go see it for half price. For now, here’s the great new poster, which you can click to enlarge.

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