NEW YORK -- Four months after the demise of
his late-night talk show, Jon Stewart has landed a three-year
deal with Miramax Films. He will star in two movies per year and
will get the chance to write and produce some of them.
Miramax co-chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein
offered Stewart the deal after he co-starred with Drew Barrymore,
Jennifer Beals and James LeGros in the comedy Wishful Thinking.
His production company will set up shop at Miramax's
Tribeca headquarters. He was just cast in Paramount's First
Wives Club. Stewart said he'll concentrate on acting and stand-up,
but hasn't fully gotten over losing his syndicated show.
Stewart will kick off the Miramax deal
in January, acting in one of Miramax's existing projects while
he works on a script adaptation of the Jack Finney novella The