Jon Stewart compares US President Barack Obama to the rise of Luke Skywalker in this hilarious segment from Monday’s The Daily Show. Watch the video now embedded after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, August 16th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Over the weekend, Lucasfilm held Star Wars Celebration V. The centerpiece of the festivities was an hour plus long interview with George Lucas, conducted on stage by The Daily Show host Jon Stewart. I was not in attendance at this panel, but luckily someone recorded video of the entire interview and has uploaded it to YouTube for everyone to enjoy. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.
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Optioned Stories: Jon Stewart Buys a Journalist’s Tale; Don Murphy Takes Cory Doctorow’s Latest Novel
Posted on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Jon Stewart is more than a sharp comic and (unexpectedly) a reliable voice for news analysis. He has worked as an actor, and is now making a foray back into producing. Stewart has optioned the rights to the life story of journalist Maziar Bahari, who was arrested in 2009 during the Iranian election protests. Bahari had taken part in a Daily Show sketch several months prior where he spoke to comedian Jason Jones, who was dressed as a spy. But Bahari’s jailers took the sketch as evidence that he was actually a spy, and interrogated him daily over 118 days.
After his release, Bahari appeared on the Daily Show to speak with Stewart (see their great exchange after the break) and Stewart has now purchased his life rights to form the basis for a feature film. Stewart’s company, Busboy Productions, will produce what is currently called the Untitled Maziar Bahari Project. [Pajiba]
After the break, Don Murphy’s company options Cory Doctorow’s new novel. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
George Lucas was interviewed last night by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, where he addressed the fans who take the Star Wars films too seriously and the haters of the prequels. Watch the seven minute interview after the jump.
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