Following big Golden Globes wins for Argo, Iran announces “response” film

Posted at 7:29 AM, Jan 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-14 07:29:56-05

(WTVR) – The Golden Globes’ selection for best drama still has critics overseas. Iranian state media have announced Iran will make a response film for “Argo.”

Press T-V refers to the American movie as “Iranophobic.” It tells the story of secret operation in which six Americans are extracted from Iran after revolutionaries occupied the American embassy in Tehran in 1979.

The Iranian version, entitled “The General Staff,” will instead tell the story of 20 American hostages delivered to the United States by Iran’s revolutionaries.

Argo won two major categories at Sunday night’s Golden Globes: Best Director for Ben Affleck, and Best Dramatic Film.