Martin Freeman, Nicholas Braun, Christopher Abbott, Sheila Vand, Stephen Peacocke and Evan Jonigkeit are also on board, with “Crazy Stupid Love” helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa directing.
Based on Kim Barker’s memoir “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” the film will recount Barker’s years as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan after arriving in the the region in 2002.
Fey, Lorne Michaels and Ian Bryce are producing from a script by Robert Carlock.
Shooting is currently under way in New Mexico.
Thornton, who recently won a Golden Globe for his role in the FX series “Fargo,” was last seen in Warner Bros.’ “The Judge.” He can be seen next in “Entourage” and “Our Brand Is Crisis” opposite Sandra Bullock.
He is repped by WME and Media Talent Group.
Molina, who is repped by WME and Hyler Management, was last seen in “Love Is Strange” as well as the El Rey network drama “Matador.”