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Iran suing Hollywood over Argo - report

2013-03-12 13:00
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Tehran, Iran - Iranian media say authorities are planning to sue Hollywood over the Oscar-winning Argo because of the movie's allegedly "unrealistic portrayal" of the country.

Several news outlets, including the pro-reform Shargh daily, said on Tuesday that French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre is in Iran for talks with officials over how and where to file the lawsuit.

Coutant-Peyre is also the lawyer for notorious Venezuelan-born terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos the Jackal.

The decision on the lawsuit came after a group of Iranian cultural officials and movie critics screened the film in a closed audience in a Tehran theatre late on Monday.

Iranian officials in February dismissed Argo as pro-CIA, anti-Iran propaganda.

The movie is based on the escape of six American hostages from the besieged US Embassy in Tehran in 1979.

Argo was directed by and stars Ben Affleck, which won the Oscar for Best Picture in February.

- Channel24

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