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George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Michael Douglas Fete Political Thriller 'Argo'

By Lisa Marsh | October 10, 2012 8:48am

COLUMBUS CIRCLE — A thrilling political season has created a great appetite for a political thriller.

“Argo,” Ben Affleck’s highly anticipated new movie, premiered at the Time Warner Screening Room Tuesday night for an audience packed with bold-faced names from the film and media worlds.

Affleck pals George Clooney and Matt Damon joined film co-stars John Goodman, Tate Donovan, Bryan Cranston and guests Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Bette Midler, Kate Upton, Sting and Trudie Styler.

In addition, news personalites Dan Abrams, Steve Kroft, Hoda Kotb, Lara Spencer, Alina Cho, Morley Safer and more turned up for the screening.

“Argo” is based on the true story of the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis, under the guise of making a Hollywood film.

The movie opens in theaters October 12.

Photos courtesy of PatrickMcMullan.com.