The Hollywood Reporter has been following for months that…
Paramount has picked up The Taliban Shuffle, an adaptation of journalist Kim Barker’s wartime memoir as a starring vehicle for Tina Fey.
Fey is attached to star in and produce the adaptation with her former Saturday Night Live boss and 30 Rock cohort Lorne Michaels.
And as discussed on the air weeks ago with the 94 Rock Morning Show, OHI has received tips that Fey and her co-star Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wallstreet, Pan Am) may very well bring their “Taliban Shuffle” out to shoot in New Mexico.
Well now it’s official, at least by our standards. Early word on the Albuquerque, NM production of the weighty comedy is that filming is scheduled to begin, January 2015.
More on the plot: “The memoir tells of Barker’s arrival as a fish out of water in Kabul, filing stories about militants, being a woman in wartime Iraq and Pakistan, dealing with boredom interspersed with dashes of violence, and the promiscuous war-correspondent culture.”
OHI thanks RS for the tip.
Originally posted December 3, 2014