Gael Garcia Bernal’s latest project is headed to the U.S. theaters.
Open Road Films has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to Rosewater, the political drama starring the 35-year-old Mexican actor.
The film marks The Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s directorial debut. It’s an adaptation of the New York Timesbest-selling memoir Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival, written by BBC journalist Maziar Bahari.
The story centers on the Tehran-born Canadian broadcast journalist (portrayed by Bernal) who was covering the Iranian elections in 2009. After submitting footage of street riots, Bahari was arrested by Revolutionary Guard police, and for the next 118 days was interrogated and tortured by man he called Rosewater, due to the man’s scent.
Stewart was one of those who followed the story.
A fall release is being planned.