Crazy, Stupid, Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are currently at work on the con-man movie Focus starring Will Smith, but they’re already lining up a future project with an adaptation of the memoir Taliban Shuffle. Per THR, Kim Barker‘s wartime memoir covers her time “as a fish out of water in Kabul, filing stories about militants, being a woman in wartime Iraq and Pakistan, dealing with boredom interspersed with dashes of violence and the promiscuous war-correspondent culture.” Reading this brief description, my mind flashes to a potentially cool mashup of Three Kings and Jarhead, but Taliban Shuffle seems like a fun story with plenty of room for interesting takes.
Additionally, Tina Fey has signed on to star, and Robert Carlock, who worked with Fey as a writer on 30 Rock, handled the script. While this hints at a more comedic bent, it’s important to remember that Fey hasn’t shied away from more dramatic roles such as last year’s Admission. Furthermore, Ficarra and Requa’s feature directing debut, I Love You Phillips Morris, is a dark comedy. Hit the jump to read the synopsis for Kim Barker’s The Taliban Shuffle.