October 22, 2018

Directing Projects for Jon Stewart, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Jon Stewart and Maggie Gyllenhaal are gearing up to get behind the camera on upcoming features.

Former “Daily Show” host Stewart, who made his feature directorial debut with “Rosewater” in 2014, will direct and produce “Irresistible,” a political satire based on his own idea. Variety reported that Steve Carell is Stewart’s first choice to star.

Adapting Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel, Gyllenhaal will write, produce and make her directorial debut with “The Lost Daughter,” a drama about a woman whose encounter with a family during a seaside vacation causes her to reexamine her past and the difficult choices she made. It’s unclear whether she will have a role in it.

Now appearing in the second season of HBO’s “The Deuce,” Gyllenhaal next stars in “The Kindergarten Teacher,” playing the title role of a woman who becomes obsessed with a child prodigy in her class.  It premieres on Netflix Oct. 12.