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The Trailer for Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut 'Rosewater' Is Here

While John Oliver was hosting The Daily Show last summer, Jon Stewart was hard at work on his first movie Rosewater based on the book Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari. The first trailer was released today, and the film stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Kim Bodnia, Nasser Faris, Haluk Bilginer, Jason Jones, and Dimitri Leonidas and is set for a limited release on November 7th.

Tonight Is Jon Stewart's Last 'Daily Show' for Three Months

Longtime Daily Show host Jon Stewart is taking his first-ever hiatus from the late night fake news series after tonight's episode. The show will be Stewart's last for three months, during which he'll be directing his first movie, the geopolitical prison drama Rosewater starring Gael García Bernal, which he also wrote. Tonight's episode does not have a guest, but will presumably feature an appearance from veteran correspondent John Oliver, who will be stepping in as the show's temporary summer host beginning Monday. Jon Stewart is set to return to work on September 3rd, probably with a big ol' director's beard.

After Three Months Away, Jon Stewart Returns to 'The Daily Show' Tonight

After his June 6th show, Jon Stewart left The Daily Show for a three month hiatus to direct his first movie, the geopolitical prison drama Rosewater, but he's finally back tonight. This is the longest break Stewart has taken from the series since he started hosting it in 1999. Temp host John Oliver did an amazing job and will be missed now that he's just a correspondent now, but it'll be nice to see Stewart back behind the desk. Expect John Oliver to pop up in tonight's episode for a bit where he pretends to be upset with Jon Stewart for taking the show away from him.

Watch John Oliver Take Over for Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

Last night was Jon Stewart's final episode of The Daily Show for three months, while he takes his first-ever hiatus from the fake news program to direct his first movie, the geopolitical prison drama Rosewater. Here's his heartfelt goodbye at the end of the episode, which summer fill-in host John Oliver interrupts to measure the set for his new redesign. Oliver takes over Monday.

Check out the rest of Stewart's last Daily Show for a while below, which features him explaining how Rosewater grew out of a terrible situation in which journalist Maziar Bahari was detained and brutally interrogated in an Iranian prison for 118 days as a result [...]