Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Christopher Abbott Nets "Taliban Shuffle" Gig

Christopher Abbott has joined the film adaptation of author Kim Barker's memoir "The Taliban Shuffle" says THR.

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.

The details of Abbott's role are unknown at this point.

Martin Freeman will play Fey's unexpected love interest, a dedicated Scottish photojournalist. "Game of Thrones" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is here too.

"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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