The Iranian government has hired French attorney Isabelle Coutant-Peyre and announced that it plans to sue Hollywood over the Oscar-winning movie ‘Argo.’
According to Coutant-Peyre, Iran recently received the film and was screening it before being released to the public and that Iranian officials believe the movie was an “unrealistic portrayal” of the country and the events during the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran when the American Embassy stormed an American’s were held hostage for 4444 days.
The movie ‘Argo’ follows a group of six who escaped the Embassy and found haven in the residence of the Canadian Ambassador to Iran before eventually being ex-filtrated out of Iran by CIA operative Tony Mendez who had the group pose as a Hollywood film crew.
In her report to the press, Coutant-Peyre said, “We will be able to block distributors of the movie, force them to apologize and challenge them to confess that the movie is nothing but a sheer lie.”
Iran has dismissed the film calling it a “violation of international cultural norms” and that “awarding an anti-Iran movie is a propaganda attack against our nation and entire humanity.”
An earlier version of the events made into a television movie In 1981 called ‘Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper’ by filmmaker Lamont Johnson.
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