Tina Fey to Star as Middle East Reporter Kim Barker In ‘The Taliban Shuffle’

Tina Fey to Star as Middle East Reporter Kim Barker In 'The Taliban Shuffle'

Tina Fey is set to star in and produce “The Taliban Shuffle,” the big-screen adaptation of Kim Barker’s memoir of the same title, which recounts her work as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2002.

Though the subject doesn’t sound like any laughing matter, Barker’s book apparently captures a tone halfway between hilariously entertaining and weep-worthy (NYT review here). Sounds like funny-woman Fey is a good choice, and this could be a moment for her to flex some more dramatic muscles, too.

No director is attached for the Paramount project, but Fey’s “30 Rock” alum-writer Robert Carlock has penned the script.

On the upcoming slate for Fey is Shawn Levy’s “This Is Where I Leave You” and Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted.”

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