Jon Stewart has admitted that he is intimidated to make his directorial debut.
The comic will be taking a 12-week hiatus from The Daily Show to direct a film adaptation of the book Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival, the story of BBC reporter Maziar Bahari's four months in an Iranian prison.
In an interview with The New York Times, the Daily Show host acknowledged that directing a film will be a totally new challenge for him.
"I am a television person who is accustomed to having a thought at 10am and having it out there at 6.30pm and moving on. So this is a little scary, yes," Stewart teased.
Stewart also revealed that he became interested in Bahari's story when footage of the journalist's appearance on The Daily Show was used as evidence by Iranian authorities to hold him in jail. »
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