Jon Stewart to produce film on jailed journalist

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Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari spent 118 days in an Iranian prison enduring daily interrogations and being bullied into confessing to be a spy.

This nightmare was visited upon him largely due to his appearance on “The Daily Show,” whose host, Jon Stewart, is now planning to make the story into a motion picture, according to Pajiba.

The folks manning the phones at Stewart’s Busboy Productions said they were “directing to people to Ron Brownstein,” Stewart’s agent at ICM, whose assistant declined comment.

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