Wednesday, February 04, 2015

"The Taliban Shuffle" Gets A New Title & Nicholas Braun

Nicholas Braun ("The Perks Of Being A Wallflower") has joined the film adaptation of author Kim Barker's memoir "The Taliban Shuffle" aka "Fun House" says Deadline.

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.

 Braun will play the cameraman who works with Fey's character.

Martin Freeman will play Fey's unexpected love interest, a dedicated Scottish photojournalist. "Game of Thrones" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Christopher Abbott are 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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