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New Pics From 'Rosewater,' Jon Stewart Says He Got Input On The Script From J.J. Abrams And Ron Howard

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2014 2:08 PM
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"Did you ever work at a restaurant? Remember your first or second day, how simple shit like 'Where is the ketchup?' takes you five minutes where it takes someone else 10 seconds? Especially early on, there were a lot of people who didn’t know where we kept the ketchup," Jon Stewart told EW about this experience directing his debut feature film. He admits he learned the gig on the fly, a far cry from his established routine on "The Daily Show."

First Look: Gael García Bernal In Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut 'Rosewater'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2014 10:00 AM
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An Oscar-ready release date. An International Premiere slated for the Toronto International Film Festival. Pretty nice work for first-time director Jon Stewart, right? Today, the first images from his debut, "Rosewater," have arrived, and it indicates that the film is no comedy.

Release Dates: Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' Readied For Oscar Season, 'The Huntsman' Coming In Spring 2016

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2014 5:14 PM
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You can have a great movie, but if you don't position it properly, it won't find the audience it deserves, nor maximize the profitability you were hoping for. That's a longwinded way of saying some movies have announced some new release dates, so let's dive right in.

Gael Garcia Bernal Drinks Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater'; More Join 'Child 44' With Tom Hardy & Noomi Rapace

  • By Ben Brock
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  • May 28, 2013 9:38 AM
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As the red carpets are rolled up and the screening rooms shut for another year, a final few nuggets of casting news reach us from Cannes. First, via The Wrap, is some news on “Rosewater,” the film Jon Stewart is taking 12 weeks off "The Daily Show" this summer to shoot (don’t panic, John Oliver will be hosting in his absence). Despite Stewart’s comedic day job, "Rosewater" is a drama, based on a true story about Maziar Bahari, a journalist who was detained in Iran while covering the 2009 elections there.

'The Daily Show' Host Jon Stewart To Make Directorial Debut With Iranian Journalist Drama 'Rosewater'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2013 3:00 PM
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Quick! Who remembers that in 2010 "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart optioned the life rights of Iranian/Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari for a feature film? Well he did, and now it looks like he's exercising those rights, by leaping into his directorial debut in a pretty surprising and exciting bit of news.

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