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    On new film, Jon Stewart and Steve Carell could make for an ‘Irresistible’ team

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, file photo, comedian Jon Stewart performs at the 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event, in New York. During a taping of a podcast with President Barack Obama's former aide on Monday, May 9, 2016, Stewart described presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as a "man-baby."(Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
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    Jon Stewart and Steve Carell might be reuniting for a new film directed by Stewart called “Irresistible,” according to Variety.

    Carell, who worked alongside Stewart as a correspondent on “The Daily Show” from 1999 to 2005, is one of the top choices for the lead role in the film, said to be a “political satire.” Stewart is slated to direct and produce the film, but plot details remain a mystery.

    Stewart made his directorial debut in 2014 with his film “Rosewater,” a political drama that told the story of a journalist captured and interrogated by Iranian forces who suspected him of being a spy.

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    Carell, an Acton native who rose to fame starring in comedies such as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” has transitioned to more dramatic roles in films such as “Foxcatcher,” “The Big Short,” and the upcoming film with Timothee Chalamet called “Beautiful Boy.”

    Sophia Eppolito can be reached at sophia.eppolito@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @SophiaEppolito.