Jon Stewart Adds A Cast To His Film

From Iran Human Rights

A couple months ago, it was announced that Jon Stewart would be taking a break form the Daily Show to direct a film he wrote, called Rosewater, based on the experiences of journalist Maziar Bahari at the hands of the Iranians, and through which the Daily Show was accidentally involved. Stewart hasn't mentioned the project much on the programme, save Bill O'Reilly's insistence that Stewart had been fired, and the revelation that J.J. Abrams gave Stewart advice while he was writing the script.

In fact, short of the announcement of the project, there hasn't been much additional information revealed. They have just now announced who will be playing Bahari, Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal, perhaps best known for his lead role in The Motorcycle Diaries. No further cast has been announced, but it will be interesting to see if Stewart embraces or resists casting many of his talented (largely comedic) acting friends, such as Denis Leary, who have proven themselves readily capable of dramatic work. Certainly through his decade+ hosting the number one show on Comedy Central, he has cultivated a base of actors who no doubt would be willing to work with him. One assumes Jason Jones will at least be putting in an appearance as himself, to recreate the segments that were used against Bahari.

John Oliver will take over hosting duties starting June 10th, until September 3rd.

Via /Film.
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