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Jon Stewart to take a three month hiatus from “The Daily Show” to direct his first film

"Daily Show" fans will be shocked to hear that veteran host Jon Stewart will be taking a three month-long hiatus from the show come this summer. Deadline is reporting that Stewart will take 12 weeks off to direct "Rosewater"--whose screenplay he has already written--adapted from the 2011 book, "Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival." The film marks Stewart's first foray into directing.

"Then They Came For Me"  is a memoir by BBC journalist Maziar Bahari. In what was supposed to be a week-long trip to cover Iran’s presidential elections, Bahari's visit extended to 118 days, during which time he was trapped "in Iran’s most notorious prison being brutally interrogated by a man he knew only by one thing: he smelled of Rosewater."

"Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver will act as guest host during the break.

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