Tina Fey’s Afghanistan War Comedy Set for March Release

Tina Fey SNL Weekend Update
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Paramount has set a March 4 release date for its untitled Tina Fey war comedy, based on Kim Barker’s memoir “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

Fey stars with Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Nicholas Braun, Christopher Abbott, Sheila Vand, Stephen Peacocke and Evan Jonigkeit. “Crazy Stupid Love” helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are directing from Robert Carlock’s script.

The film will recount Barker’s years as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She covered the volatile region while a reporter at ProPublica and as the South Asia bureau chief for The Chicago Tribune from 2004 to 2009.

Fey, Lorne Michaels and Ian Bryce are producing. Shooting began in New Mexico in February.

The movie will open against Gramercy’s “London Has Fallen” and Disney’s “Zootopia.”

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  1. George Minde says:

    I hope this is more dark comedy or biography than comedy. “The Taliban Shuffle” has lots of irony, lots of tragedy, lots of wry humor, and parts that will seem very familiar to anyone who has spent time in Kabul or other large cities in Afghanistan or Pakistan.

    If the adaptation is done well will definitely be worth seeing.

  2. John Shutt says:

    Dont think this will do very well unless it gets really good reviews.

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