Margot Robbie Looking to Join Tina Fey in The Taliban Shuffle

Posted by at 2:27 am on October 23, 2014

Margot RobbieWhile till in talks for the David Ayer-helmed DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad, The Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie is, according to a story today at The Hollywood Reporter, in talks for Paramount Pictures’ upcoming comedy The Taliban Shuffle, already set to star Tina Fey.

The film, which will feature an adapted screenplay by Robert Carlock (who previously worked with Fey on “30 Rock”), is based on Kim Barker’s 2012 memoir of the same name, officially described as follows:

When Kim Barker first arrived in Kabul as a journalist in 2002, she barely owned a passport, spoke only English and had little idea how to do the “Taliban Shuffle” between Afghanistan and Pakistan. No matter—her stories about Islamic militants and shaky reconstruction were soon overshadowed by the bigger news in Iraq. But as she delved deeper into Pakistan and Afghanistan, her love for the hapless countries grew, along with her fear for their future stability. In this darkly comic and unsparing memoir, Barker uses her wry, incisive voice to expose the absurdities and tragedies of the “forgotten war,” finding humor and humanity amid the rubble and heartbreak.

Robbie, who will play a dangerously competitive news anchor who befriends Fey’s character in Afghanistan, stars opposite Will Smith in the upcoming Focus, which, like The Taliban Shuffle, will be helmed by the Crazy. Stupid. Love. pair of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.

Lorne Michaels is also attached to produce alongside Fey.

 

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