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In the midst of the real-life presidential race, Jon Stewart’s political satire Irresistible will get a high-profile release in theaters this summer.
The star-studded pic is set to open nationwide May 29, Focus Features announced Wednesday. Irresistible marks the second feature film that Stewart — the former host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show — has directed, following 2014’s Rosewater,
The comedy tells the story of what happens when a small Wisconsin town transforms into a political circus after a top Democratic strategist (Steve Carell) sees a video of a retired Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) standing up for the rights of his town’s undocumented workers and believes he has found the key to winning back America’s 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 co-star.
Plan B Entertainment and Jon Stewart produced Irresistible.
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