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Jon Stewart's First Movie Is About Iran

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    Jon Stewart of the The Daily Show took a short time off last summer I think it was to direct his first film. And the trailer for which just came out. It's called 'Rosewater' and it actually looks very, very good. I guess I just assumed he was working on another 'Death to Smoochy' type film. But this isn't a comedy, at all. It's a very serious drama about an Iranian-born Newsweek reporter getting thrown into Iranian prison for 100 days and also being tortured, after trying to cover the 2009 election. Thoughts, first impressions? Here's the trailer: