‘Irresistible,’ the sophomore film from actor-turned-director Jon Stewart, now includes Chris Cooper in the cast.
Cooper was recently in the Hulu miniseries ‘11.22.63,’ Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night,’ and the Pixar film ‘Cars 3.’ This year, he will be in the Tom Hanks starring ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,’ releasing November 22nd, and Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women,’ releasing December 25th.
Stewart is the former host of ‘The Daily Show,’ who left the Comedy Central series to pivot to directing. Then, in 2014, he made his feature film directorial debut with ‘Rosewater,’ starring Gael García Bernal.
Moreover, Steve Carell (‘The Office,’ ‘Vice’) will be playing the lead role in the political satire. Also, Rose Byrne (‘Bridesmaids,’ ‘Instant Family’) will play the cutthroat Republican counterpart of Carell’s character, who campaigns on behalf of the local, incumbent mayor.
The premise is below:
“A slick Democratic strategist (Carell) helps a retired veteran (Cooper) run for Mayor in a small, right-wing town in Wisconsin — which is, of course, a swing state.”
Further, the film is currently eyeing an April 22nd production start in Atlanta, Georgia.
Focus Features has not set a release date for the film as of now.