Jon Stewart, most known as the guy who got stabbed in the eye in The Faculty and the guy weird bangs in Death to Smoochy (also for hosting The Daily Show, I guess), is ready to showcase his directorial debut, Rosewater, based on Maziar Bahari’s Then They Came For Me.
Detailing the events of Bahari’s imprisonment by Iranian government as he was accused of being a spy, Rosewater looks intriguing. I’m not sure what to exactly think since a lot of these films are particularly heavy handed, but I’m sure Stewart’s writing and source material will alleviate this. Also having Gael Garcia Bernal star isn’t a bad idea either. Rosewater releases November 7th. We should keep an eye on this.