Less than 10 years ago, Ben Affleck was the laughing stock of Hollywood, thanks to the commercial and critical bomb known as "Gigli." Thankfully -- for Affleck and for audiences -- it seems like those days are far, far behind him.

In his next film, "Argo," Affleck stars as Tony Mendez, a C.I.A. officer who helped extract six American hostages from Iran in 1979, by making them pose as a Canadian film crew. The movie, which Affleck also directed, is based on the real-life story that was documented in a 2007 Wired article by Joshuah Bearman.

In the first trailer for "Argo," Ben -- in his best disco attire -- orchestrates the C.I.A.'s extraction during the Iranian hostage crisis. Fittingly, Aerosmith's "Dream On" plays in the background. You can check out the trailer above.

"Argo," which also stars Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Aarkin, hits theaters September 14. This will be second the third film directed by Affleck, who received critical acclaim with his last movie, "The Town."

(Correction: We originally referred to "Argo" as the second film directed by Affleck. It is actually his third. Thanks to Twitter user @Ally20791 for pointing that out.)

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