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Steve Carell reuniting with Jon Stewart should prove…

Jon Stewart is at it again.

As a writer-director of politically themed films, that is.

The Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning erstwhile king of Comedy Central is following his 2014 directorial debut, the based-on-true-story political thriller Rosewater, with this spring’s Irresistible, a political satire centering on a Democratic National Committee strategist (played by Steve Carell, the former Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent-turned-Academy Award nominee) and his quest to “help” a retired Marine colonel with a knack for social justice (Oscar winner Chris Cooper) run for mayor in a small, right-wing town in Wisconsin.

Hilarity ensues when, of course, the Republicans send in their own political animal portrayed by the gorgeaussie Rose Byrne.

Irresistible – which also will feature Topher Grace, Natasha Lyonne, and Terminator: Dark Fate’s Mackenzie Davis – is due in theaters on May 29.

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