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.