First Photos Released From Jon Stewart's Rosewater Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.01.2014
His directorial debut...
Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first photos from Jon Stewart's directorial debut Rosewater. It's based on the memoir Then They Came For Me by journalist Maziar Bahari, which follows his 118 days of imprisonment and torture after the 2009 Iranian election. The film will be released on November 7.
Bahari's appearance on The Daily Show was actually used as evidence that he was a spy. But Stewart warned: "Don't arrest journalists, because they have a mind for detail."
He said that he became friends with Bahari after the incident and was so impressed by the book that he decided to write and direct the film himself. It will star Gael Garcia Bernal as Bahari and Shohreh Aghdashloo as his mother.
He added: "It may not be what people expect from me; it's not a comedy. I hope people view it for what it is—a love letter to expression and the importance of it. It's everything."