Ben Affleck is lining up his next project, in talks to direct Argo, an adaptation of a Wired magazine article centering on the Tehran hostage crisis, reports Heat Vision.

George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing the political thriller, which also will contain elements of wry humor.

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.