Published On: Fri, Feb 21st, 2014

Tina Fey Will Do The Taliban Shuffle In A New Dark Comedy

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BY TIM ISAAC

Tina Fey has a new movie up her sleeve as she’s set to team up with Paramount to star in and produce an adaptation of Kim Barker’s non-fiction book, The Taliban Shuffle, according to TheWrap. It’s a project that will allow the actress to flex her acting muscles in more serious directions, while also keeping the comedy.

Kim Barker’s memoir follows her after she ‘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.’

Fey is obviously keen on the material as she optioned the book herself, as well as setting frequent collaborator Robert Carlock (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock) to write the screenplay adaptation.

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