George Clooney - George Clooney Opens Up About Failed Argo Project

George Clooney had to walk away from drama movie Argo because of scheduling conflicts with The Ides Of March, so he handed the project over to his friend Ben Affleck.

The Ocean's Eleven actor was due to star in the new film, which tells the story of a Cia rescue operation to save six American diplomats held hostage in Iran in the 1970s, but he was forced to drop out because it clashed with his 2011 political thriller with Ryan Gosling.

However, Clooney admits he was happy to turn over the script to Affleck, who agreed to star in and direct Argo.

He tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "I was doing Ides of March and gave this (Argo) to Ben because we were ready to shoot... we felt really lucky he wanted to do it, and he did better than anyone could imagine."


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