The Iranian media is reporting their government is planning to sue "Hollywood" over Argo, claiming the film is an "unrealistic portrayal" of how they react insanely and foolishly when Ben Affleck presents them with a movie.
The country's decision to file suit reportedly came quickly just yesterday, when a mixed group of Iranian officials and film critics came together for a closed screening, where they were like, "Alright, we don't think this is our speed--we hate thrillers, and it's a repulsive creation of Zionists--but everyone keeps saying how good it is! Plus, we said the same thing about Beasts of the Southern Wild, and gosh if we didn't fall for Quvenzhané Wallis!" But by the film's close, it turned out they really didn't like it after all, and not just because the ending was so obviously played for tension, thus leading the government to contact French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre. Famous for representing terrorist Carlos the Jackal (for legitimate reasons, not for 2010's Carlos), Coutant-Peyre is said to now be meeting with Iranian reps to discuss "how and where to file the lawsuit." Maybe some hostages would speed things along?