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Jon Stewart to direct film adaptation of Maziar Bahari memoir

Move over Ben Affleck, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart has announced he is directing and producing a feature film based on Iranian-Canadian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari‘s 2011 memoir, Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival (Random House).

In June 2011, Bahari was a guest on The Daily Show while promoting the book, which covers his arrest and detainment during the 2009 Iranian election protests.

Shooting will take place over the summer, while Stewart takes a break from the show.