How A Wired Magazine Story Turned Into A Oscar Nominated Movie

In 2007 Wired Magazine published a story written by Joshuah Bearman called, “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans From Tehran.” This article introduces the readers to six Americans who were trapped in Iran for three months and were eventually rescued by a C.I.A. operative named Tony Mendez who got them out of the country under the cover that they were part of a science-fiction film crew.

The article made it’s way to Ben Affleck and he turned it into a Academy Award nominated film. Nicholas Thompson, a writer at The New Yorker actually edited the original article for Wired and recently wrote an article detailing how the Wired story got turned into a Hollywood movie.

Read “The Wired Origins of Argo” on The New Yorker >>

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