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Jon Stewart leaving show to direct movie

Updated: Wednesday, March 6 2013, 08:26 AM EST
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Many Daily Show fans will be bummed out by this story.

Host Jon Stewart is taking some time off from the show to produce and direct a movie.

The movie's called "Rosewater" and it's based on a book by an Iranian journalist who was falsely accused of being a spy and imprisoned by the Iranian government during the 2009 election.

Stewart wrote the screenplay. He will leave the Daily Show in June and won't return until just after Labor Day.

During his absence another face on the Daily Show, John Oliver, will fill the anchor chair.

Jon Stewart leaving show to direct movie
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