Tina Fey’s Untitled Movie Based on ‘Taliban Shuffle’ Lands Release Date

Paramount film will open in March against Disney’s “Zootopia” and action sequel “London Has Fallen”

Paramount will release its untitled Tina Fey comedy in March 4, 2016, the studio announced Monday.

John Requa and Glenn Ficarra directed the movie, which is based on Kim Barker’s memoir “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

Fey optioned the book and trusted frequent collaborator Robert Carlock (“30 Rock”) to handle the adaptation. She also produced the film through her Little Stranger banner along with Lorne Michaels, Broadway Video and Ian Bryce.

In 2002, Barker (Fey) arrived in Kabul as a journalist who could only speak English and had little idea how to do the “Taliban Shuffle” between Afghanistan and Pakistan. As she delved deeper into the region, her love for the hapless countries grew along with her fear for their future stability.

Margot Robbie co-stars opposite Fey along with Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Josh Charles, Christopher Abbott, Nicholas Braun, Evan Jonigkeit and Alfred Molina.

The film is now slated to open against Gerard Butler‘s action sequel “London Has Fallen,” Disney’s animated movie “Zootopia” and Terrence Malick‘s “Knight of Cups.”