Irresistible: Jon Stewart comedy set for UK digital release
James R | On 25, Jun 2020
Irresistible, the new comedy directed by Jon Stewart, is set for a digital release this weekend in the UK.
The film marks the second directorial effort from the former host of The Daily Show, following 2014’s Rosewater. Where that was a serious drama, however, Irresistible places Stewart back in more familiar territory, with Steve Carell, Rose Byrne and Chris Cooper starring in the political satire.
The film follows a Democrat political consultant (Steve Carell) who helps a retired Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town. Rose Byrne plays Faith, his brilliant nemesis from the Republican National Committee, turning a local contest in a fight for America’s soul. Mackenzie Davis, Topher Grace, Debra Messing and Natasha Lyonne co-star.
Produced by Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner alongside Stewart, the film was set for a theatrical debut in May this year, before the coronavirus pandemic led to the closure of cinemas. Now, the film is heading straight to digital on Friday 26th June, when it will be available to rent in both the USA and UK. It marks the latest in a string of films released by Universal straight to digital platforms during the coronavirus pandemic, including Trolls: World Tour and The High Note.
Here’s a clip from the film: