Scott McDermott’s EW Exclusive with Ben Affleck and Real-life CIA Superstar Spy, Tony Mendez!

Scott McDermott shoots Ben Affleck for his new film “Argo” in Entertainment Weekly!

A couple of weeks ago in Toronto Scott had the pleasure of photographing Ben Affleck and Tony Mendez, the real life CIA agent at the center of the true story and new movie Argo, for Entertainment Weekly. The issue just came out today with a great interview with both Tony and Ben who stars in and directed the film. Although it isn’t out yet, by all accounts it should be great with a unique mix of drama and comedy and is already getting Oscar buzz. If you want to see the trailer, keep reading and look below.  Argo opens in theaters in the US on Oct 12th.

Scott wrote on his blog, “It’s not everyday that you get to talk to a real life CIA agent (knowingly anyway) and it was interesting to hear how this story was one of 50 such tales that were declassified in 1997 to mark the 50th anniversary of the CIA. It started as a book Tony wrote which was then optioned several times for a film but never went anywhere until about 4 years ago when it made it’s way to Ben. You can’t help but wonder how many other great stories Tony has that we will never hear. I wish them all the best with the film and hope it wins them both a gold statue in March.”

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