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Scott Takeda Joins Tina Fey and Margot Robbie in Paramount’s Middle East Comedy (Exclusive)

Billy Bob Thornton and Alfred Molina also star in film formerly called ”Taliban Shuffle“

“Gone Girl” and “Dallas Buyers Club” actor Scott Takeda has been added to the cast of Paramount’s untitled Middle East comedy formerly working under the title “Taliban Shuffle.”

Billy Bob Thornton and Alfred Molina also recently signed on to join Tina Fey, Margot Robbie and Martin Freeman in the comedy based on Kim Barker’s memoir “The Taliban Shuffle.”

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are directing the film from a script by Robert Carlock, and production is now under way in New Mexico.

Lorne Michaels is producing with Fey and Ian Bryce, who also produced “World War Z” and the “Transformers” franchise for Paramount.

The supporting also cast includes Nicholas Braun (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”), Christopher Abbott (HBO’s “Girls”), Sheila Vand (“Argo”), Stephen Peacocke (“Hercules”) and Evan Jonigkeit (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”).

Takeda’s upcoming credits include guest-starring roles on ABC’s “American Crime and the CW’s “The Messengers.” He is repped by Linda McAlister Talent.