As revealed by Deadline, Jon Stewart is ready to return to directing a film four years after the previous Rosewater with Gael Garcia Bernal .  The popular American television host, known for his engagement with the Daily Show on Comedy Central from 1999 to 2015, will direct a film titled Irresistible a political satire based on an original idea. Stewart hopes to have his ex-correspondent and colleague as protagonist in the Daily Show Steve Carell .
The film financiers are starting negotiations with Plan B of Brad Pitt for having it in the project. Stewart will also be among the producers of the film.
As mentioned, Stewart directed in 2014 the film Rosewater in which Gael Garcia Bernal played the Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, accused of being a spy and imprisoned by Iranian law enforcement agencies. The film grossed around $ 3 million at the box office and later won the National Board of Review for freedom of speech. The conductor took a break at the time from Daily Show to direct the film, before withdrawing from the satirical program the following year and surrendering the armchair to Trevor Noah .
Still no news on the rest of the cast or the creative crew of Irresistible nor on the probable release date of the film. We will soon see Carell in the awaited Vice, alongside Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell .