Margot Robbie joins Tina Fey in The Taliban Shuffle

After wowing audiences in last year’s THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, Margot Robbie began her ascent up the Hollywood ladder.  She followed up Wolf with a starring role opposite Will Smith in FOCUS.  But Wolf was a supporting role and who knows how FOCUS is going to turn out.  What she really needs is a starring role in an A-list film.  But until then, she has her choice of supporting projects she’s currently circling, the most interesting being THE SUICIDE SQUAD.  Now you can add THE TALIBAN SHUFFLE to the mix as Margot Robbie has joined the film opposite Tina Fey.  The film will be directed by her FOCUS directors, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa and will be adapted by Tina Fey’s ’30 Rock’ co-writer Robert Carlock.  Tina will play the lead while Robbie will be playing a rival reporter that befriends Fey’s character.

The official synopsis of Kim Barker’s memoir ‘The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan’: When Kim Barker first arrived in Kabul as a journalist in 2002, she barely owned a passport, spoke only English and had little idea how to do the “Taliban Shuffle” between Afghanistan and Pakistan. No matter—her stories about Islamic militants and shaky reconstruction were soon overshadowed by the bigger news in Iraq. But as she delved deeper into Pakistan and Afghanistan, her love for the hapless countries grew, along with her fear for their future stability. In this darkly comic and unsparing memoir, Barker uses her wry, incisive voice to expose the absurdities and tragedies of the “forgotten war,” finding humor and humanity amid the rubble and heartbreak. (THR)

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