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Jon Stewart’s ‘Irresistible’ With Steve Carell to Hit Theaters This May

Focus Features will release political comedy starring Carell, Chris Cooper and Rose Byrne

Focus Features will release the latest film from director Jon Stewart called “Irresistible” on May 29, 2020, the distributor announced Wednesday.

Steve Carell, Chris Cooper and Rose Byrne star in the political comedy that the former “Daily Show” host both wrote and directed.

“Irresistible” is a satire about what happens when a small Wisconsin town becomes the main attraction of our political circus. After the Democrat’s top strategist Gary (Steve Carell) sees a video of a retired Marine Colonel (Chris Cooper) standing up for the rights of his town’s undocumented workers, Gary believes he has found the key to winning back the Heartland. However, when the Republicans counter him by sending in his brilliant nemesis Faith (Rose Byrne), what started out as a local race quickly becomes an out-of-control and hilarious fight for the soul of America.

Topher Grace, Natasha Lyonne, Mackenzie Davis, CJ Wilson and Will Sasso also co-star in the film. Plan B Entertainment and Jon Stewart produced the film.

Focus will release in North America, and Universal Pictures International will distribute abroad. The film right now opens on the same weekend as Disney’s “Artemis Fowl.”

“Irresistible” is Stewart’s follow-up to his 2014 drama “Rosewater” starring Gael-GarcĂ­a Bernal as Iranian-Canadian journalist named Maziar Bahari who was detained by Iranian forces and brutally interrogated under suspicion that he was a spy.