Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, Rosewater is set to release on November 7th. Last summer, Stewart took a summer hiatus from The Daily Show to go direct the film. John Oliver took over TDS hosting duties in Stewart’s absence.
The movie is based on the journalist Maziar Bahiri’s book, Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity And Survival. In 2009, Bahiri was covering an intense Iranian Presidential election. Because of his reporting on the protests of the election, he was captured, tortured and interrogated by an Iranian group led by a man calling himself “Rosewater,” the name which the movie got its title. Bahiri spent 118 days in captivity away from his pregnant wife. Read More