Jon Stewart took time off last summer from his nightly TV gig to travel to Jordan to make "Rosewater," a film adaptation of journalist Maziar Bahari's book "Then They Came for Me" about his harrowing experiences of being arrested and tortured in Iran for 118 days in 2009. Based on the trailer, "Rosewater," co-written and directed by Stewart, looks powerful.
Stewart, 51, was motivated to make the movie after interviewing Bahari on "The Daily Show." Bahari had been imprisoned on charges of espionage while covering a story for Newsweek.
Open Road Films will release the film, which stars Gael García Bernal as Bahari, Nov. 7. It will also be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival next week.
Coffee, tea or Nina
No one can say that "Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev is not straightforward. The actress, 25, described her ideal man through her Starbucks order, and shared it on Instagram. While talking to her friend, Dobrev was asked what she wanted from Starbucks. She said, "Yes, in desperate need of a Tall double whipped and ripped mocha boyfriend, sweetened with sugar not Splenda. Extra hot please."
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