Jon Stewart Leaving Daily Show (for 3 months)

jonstewart__130305174758-275x159.jpg

We Got some really bad News from Jon Stewart fans.

Jon Stewart is going away from the Daily Show for 3 months.

Deadline reports that Stewart is taking a 12-week hiatus from the Daily Show to make his feature directing debut this summer.

Stewart has written the script, and will direct Rosewater, an adaptation of the book 
Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival.

Published in 2011 by Random House, the book is Maziar Bahari’s harrowing ordeal of leaving London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential elections. With a pregnant fiance left behind, the BBC journalist expected to be away for a week. Instead, he spent the next 118 days in Iran’s most notorious prison being brutally interrogated by a man he knew only by one thing: he smelled of Rosewater.

More from Deadline