Jon Stewart Taking Hiatus from ‘The Daily Show’ to Direct Feature Film

Mike Fleming, reporting for Deadline:

Stewart has written the script, and will direct Rosewater, an adaptation of the book Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival. Published in 2011 by Random House, the book is Maziar Bahari’s harrowing ordeal of leaving London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential elections. With a pregnant fiancée left behind, the BBC journalist expected to be away for a week. Instead, he spent the next 118 days in Iran’s most notorious prison being brutally interrogated by a man he knew only by one thing: he smelled of rosewater.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

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