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Jon Stewart Casts Gael Garcia Bernal As His Rosewater Star

Jon Stewart is taking a three-month Daily Show hiatus this summer while he helms Rosewater, his debut feature film. Stewart has now tapped Gael Garcia Bernal (Y Tu Mamá También, The Loneliest Planet, Babel) as his star. The film is based on Maziar Bahari’s Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival, adapted for the screen by Stewart and Aimee Molloy. Bernal will likely play Bahari, a journalist who covered Iran’s 2009 election and was imprisoned by the Iranian government for 118 days.

Jon Stewart Casts His Rosewater Star