Paramount Pictures has unveiled the first trailer and poster for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (also known as WTFTheMovie) starring Tina Fey and based on the true story recounted by Kim Barker in the book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days In Afghanistan And Pakistan. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the filmmaking team behind Crazy, Stupid, Love, the cast also includes Martin Freeman, Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, and Alfred Molina.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.
The Book’s Plot:
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.