Monday, January 12, 2015

Coster-Waldau In Line For "Taliban Shuffle"

"Game of Thrones" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has landed the male lead role in the film adaptation of author Kim Barker's memoir "The Taliban Shuffle" says Showbiz 411.

The book recounts Barker's (Tina Fey) years as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan after arriving in the  region in 2002. During her time there she filed 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.

No character details were given for Coster-Waldau's role but the post says he is the "the final choice" here.

Martin Freeman will play Fey's unexpected love interest, a dedicated Scottish photojournalist. 

"The Wolf Of Wall Street" and "Tarzan" star Margot Robbie is set as a blonde, competitive on-air news anchor that becomes friends with Baker, yet turns out to be ruthless in finding a story that will make her career.

Robert Carlock penned the adapted screenplay from which "Crazy, Stupid, Love" writer/directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will call action on "Shuffle"

Fey and Lorne Michaels will produce the pic.

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