Popular unapologetic comedian Tina Fey is set to star in an adaptation of Kim Barkers Afghanistan war memoir ‘The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan’, which has now been given a release date of March 4th. The film is currently titled Fun House and is brought to audiences from Paramount Studios. A release date of March 4th will see the film released opposite ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ sequel ‘London Has Fallen’ and ‘Zootopia’.
Tina Fey will star in the film alongside stars such as Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Nicholas Braun, Christopher Abbott. The adaptation has been penned by Robert Carlock who has written with Fey for shows such as Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Carlock also wrote for popular comedy shows such as Friends and the spin off series Joey.
The directorial team of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa who were responsible for I Love You Phillip Morris, Focus and Bad Santa. With such a strong comedic team, the film is set to be as hilarious as it will surely be inappropriate. The storyline follows Kim Barker (Tina Fey) as she recounts her journalistic journey through wartime Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Tina Fey began her illustrious career in Chicago’s Second City Training Centre, much like other Saturday Night Live stars. It was here SNL found Tina Fey and cast her as a writer for the renowned comedy show. Tina Fey’s in your face and acutely observed comedy led to her becoming SNL’s first female head writer. Fey has since written the immensely popular teen comedy Mean Girls starring Lindsey Lohan and the comedy show 30 Rock. More recently Fey has created the comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt alongside Robert Carlock.
Fey’s involvement, combined with Carlock’s, makes this an exciting prospect and one that is destined to be both funny and controversial given the topic. Fey is also on board as a producer alongside Ian Bryce (Saving Private Ryan, Pain & Gain, Speed) and Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels. It is almost a SNL reunion, which is no bad thing.
Look out for Fun House in cinemas next March.