Iran suing Hollywood over Argo - report

2013-03-12 13:00

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

Comments

  • Hajira Singh - 2013-03-12 13:24

    Good! Sue the HELL out of that evil town!

      Lanfear Mierin - 2013-03-12 13:38

      You are stupid, just like Iran is being stupid. You cannot sue "Hollywood" little troll, you can only sue the film company that made the movie.

      Johann Enslin - 2013-03-12 13:45

      Bother you some? Like the fanatic vigor you express.

      Ian Levinson - 2013-03-12 13:54

      If you love iran so much why don't you get lost and go live there, troll

      Jenn Palmer - 2013-03-12 14:01

      @ Hajira...Stupid is as stupid does...Stop embarrassing yourself now!!!

  • LiveYourOwnLife - 2013-03-12 14:03

    The truth hurts doesn't it, Iran is run by a disgusting peace of filth and is an extremist cesspool

  • Ben - 2013-03-12 14:03

    Hahah! Same lawyer that's got Carlos the Jackal as a client. Hahaha!

      Ben - 2013-03-12 14:05

      correction...She's The Jackal's wife! hahaha!

  • Melissa Leon - 2013-03-12 16:17

    THIS IS WHY WE CALL IT A MOVIE!!i mean really!!

      Martie Van Niekerk - 2013-03-12 16:52

      The movie is based on an actual event that took place, that's why they have grounds to sue.

  • Francisco Do Rosario - 2013-03-12 16:44

    The truth hurts…

  • Colin Taylor - 2013-03-12 16:47

    Bwhahahahaha.... Now that's a funny story... Of course Iran is the perfect idylic holiday spot for tourists who want to escape the humdrum of normal life ... Suicide bombers, car bombs, fanatic idiots, political and moral upheavel.... the list goes on.... Difference between Iran and Hollywood???? It's only a movie on the big screen in tinsel town, In Iran it's REAL....

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