As host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart made his name commenting on politics with sharp wit and humor. After he stepped down from that role that Trevor Noah now occupies, he has been relatively off the grid. Stewart has only done a few things here and there, but he is gearing up to make a feature film called Irresistible, and the latest star to join the project is Topher Grace.
Grace, who is best known for That 70’s Show, will join the likes of Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Chris Cooper, and Terminator: Dark Fate‘s Mackenzie Davis. Variety has a quick synopsis and rundown of who everyone is playing, except Grace as his role is being kept under wraps.
“Carell is portraying a Democratic political consultant who helps a retired ex-Marine colonel, played by Cooper, run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town. Byrne will play Carell’s Republican counterpart and Davis will play the daughter of Cooper’s character. “
In addition to having written the script, Stewart will also direct it. In such a politically fueled time, this movie will either hit all the right notes, or be completely ignored because people are fed-up with it. There won’t be an in between.
The talent on both sides of the camera lends itself to the former though. Stewart is smart enough to write a relevant story that many people will find entertaining.
Grace, who made an incredible Star Wars Saga preview, had one of his best acting turns last year as KKK leader David Duke in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansmen. It feels like that role will be noted as a turn in his career, and I am looking forward to what he does next.
No word on a release date or anything, but the sooner the movie comes out to take advantage of this climate, the better it should do, presumably.