Tina Fey to Headline The Taliban Shuffle

Posted by at 12:45 pm on February 20, 2014

Tina FeyTina Fey is, according to a story today at TheWrap, set to both star in and produce The Taliban Shuffle for Paramount Pictures. 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.

Lorne Michaels is also attached to produce alongside Fey.

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