Comic actors going abroad for laughs seems to be having a moment. Bill Murray starred in the fall flop “Rock The Kasbah,” and next year, two Golden Globes hosts will be testing similar waters. Ricky Gervais will stage a fake international incident in “Special Correspondents,” while Tina Fey will tackle a true story with “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” (formerly known as “Taliban Shuffle“) and the first trailer for the latter has landed.
Based on the memoir by Kim Barker, the story follows as reporter stationed in Kabul, and the experiences both serious and light she witnessed. But more specifically, the movie will tackle what it’s like to be a Western woman in that part of the world. “ [It’s] the idea when a regular normal-looking woman goes into a place where there aren’t very many women. She becomes a real object of desire in a way that is hopefully comical,” Fey told USA Today.
Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and co-starring Martin Freeman, Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, and Christopher Abbott, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” opens on March 4, 2016. Watch the first trailer below.