Martin Freeman Joins “Taliban Shuffle”

Martin Freeman is in talks to join Tina Fey and Margot Robbie in the film adaptation of journalist Kim Barker’s blackly comic wartime memoir “Taliban Shuffle” at Paramount Pictures.

An adaptation of journalist Kim Barker’s wartime memoir, the story deals with her arrival as a fish out of water in Kabul.

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.

Freeman will play a dedicated Scottish photojournalist and the unexpected love interest of Barker (Fey). Robbie plays a competing and hard-core on-air reporter.

Robert Carlock (“30 Rock”) penned the script, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are directing, and Fey and Lorne Michaels are producing.

Source: THR