Argo's director Ben Affleck has brought on Taylor Schilling (The Lucky One), Tate Donovan, and Nelson Franklin (The Office) to play key roles in his upcoming political thriller.

Ben Affleck leads as Tony Mendez, the CIA ex filtration expert who created a fake Hollywood production in order to rescue six Americans from the Tehran hostage crisis. Taylor Schilling will be playing his wife, Christine Mendez, a former teacher who worries about her husband while he's off on a dangerous mission. Tate Donovan will play Bob Anders, a U.S. embassy consular officer in Tehran, and Nelson Franklin will play a reporter.

George Clooney and Grant Heslov are set to produce.