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.


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.”

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