|Directed by||Jon Stewart|
|Produced by||Scott Rudin
|Written by||Jon Stewart|
|Based on||Then They Came for Me
by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy
|Starring||Gael García Bernal|
|Edited by||Jay Rabinowitz|
|Odd Lot Entertainment
|Distributed by||Open Road Films|
Rosewater is an upcoming American drama film written and directed by Jon Stewart, based on the memoir Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy. Bahari's imprisonment is connected to an interview he conducted on The Daily Show in 2009; the authorities presented the interview as evidence that he was in communication with an American spy. Due to the content of the film, Stewart has been accused by Iran's State TV of being funded by Zionists and working with the CIA.
In 2009, London-based journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal) was detained in Iran for more than 100 days due to an interview regarding the country's presidential election. Bahari was arrested, and while his pregnant fiancée waited for him, he spent five months at Evin Prison while being brutally interrogated.
Bahari was usually blindfolded when being interrogated and the sole distinguishing feature of his interrogator was that the interrogator smelled of rosewater.
- Gael García Bernal as Maziar Bahari, a journalist who was interrogated and tortured over 118 days in Iran
- Shohreh Aghdashloo as Moloojoon
- Kim Bodnia as "Rosewater".
- Jason Jones as Jason Jones
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