Jon Stewart's (pictured) directorial and screenwriting debut is an adaptation of BBC journalist Maziar Bahari's book about her four-month long imprisonment in an Iranian prison.
“Child 44” (Lionsgate)
Based on a thriller by Tom Rob Smith, “Child 44” follows a disgraced MGB agent investigating a series of gruesome child murders in the Soviet Union when he finds a connection to the party's top leaders.
“The Gambler” (Paramount)
Mark Wahlberg dropped 60 pounds to play a literature professor with a gambling problem who runs afoul of gangsters in this drama based on the 1974 film of the same name.
“Men, Women & Children” (Paramount)
Jason Reitman directs this adaptation of Chad Kultgen's 2011 novel that examines the way the Internet has changed our relationships, self-image and love lives.
“Black and White” (Paramount)
Kevin Costner and his “Upside of Anger” director Mike Binder reunite in this custody battle tale. Costner plays a grieving widower whose granddaughter is taken away by her grandmother (Octavia Spencer) to be cared for by her drug addict father.
“Nightcrawler” (Open Road)
Jake Gyllenhaal plays a young man who stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism in this thriller from writer-director Dan Gilroy.
Untitled Cameron Crowe Project (Sony)
Bradley Cooper plays a military contractor who returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a former girlfriend (Rachel McAdams) while falling for an Air Force pilot (Emma Stone). Release date: December 25