Georgia Proves Irresistible for Stewart, Carell

Smug, unfunny dimwit Jon Stewart will be directing Steve Carell in the political satire film Irresistible, shooting in Georgia from April 22 through the end of May. Rose Byrne is also said to be starring in the story of a race for mayor between a slick Democrat and the incumbent Republican in a small, right-wing town in Wisconsin. Stewart, who also wrote the screenplay, is using the tiny, 80% white northwest Georgia city of Rockmart for the stand-in for his made-up Midwestern burg, since it’s far cheaper to film down here in the backasswards South than on location in Democrat-led swing state Wisconsin.