Jon Stewart's Movie Gets a Release Date

'Rosewater' out Nov. 7

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 1, 2014 8:30 AM CDT

(Newser) Rosewater, the movie Jon Stewart took a hiatus from the Daily Show to direct, is coming to select theaters on November 7. The political drama, Stewart's directorial debut, is based on a memoir about a BBC journalist arrested while covering an Iranian election protest, Entertainment Weekly reports. Gael Garcia Bernal plays the journalist, who was tortured while imprisoned for 118 days. Open Road Films acquired the movie at Cannes and will debut it at the Toronto Film Festival in September.

In this 2012 file photo, Jon Stewart speaks during a taping of the 'Daily Show' in New York.
In this 2012 file photo, Jon Stewart speaks during a taping of the 'Daily Show' in New York.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
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