Written by Joshuah Bearman and published in April 2007, the article "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran," centers on how, during the occupation of the American embassy by Iranians in 1979, a rescue effort was mounted by the CIA and the Canadian government to extract six U.S. diplomats.
The CIA used a disguise expert and concocted a scenario that involved the six being a Hollywood crew scouting a movie titled Argo. Under those disguises, they were able to flee the country.
Chris Terrio wrote the screenplay.
No production date has been set.