Tina Fey Blurs the Line Between Fact and Fiction in Exclusive ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Featurette

     March 1, 2016

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We have an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the upcoming film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot to share today. Scripted by 30 Rock co-showrunner Robert Carlock and directed by Focus and Crazy, Stupid, Love. helmers Glen Ficarra and John Requa, the film is based on Kim Barker’s memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan and stars Tina Fey as a journalist who’s sent to Kabul on assignment and becomes entrenched in a culture of adrenaline and parties.

In this exclusive featurette, Fey, Carlock, and Barker herself talk about the real-life basis for much of the film’s events, with Fey noting that many of the events that seem incredulous are actually pulled directly from Barker’s experience. Co-star Margot Robbie points out that the film is unique for the comedy genre in that it’s incredibly grounded, as Carlock appropriately notes, “It’s real life to the extent that real life is ridiculous.”


Take a look at the behind-the-scenes featurette below and click here to watch our interviews with the cast, during which they play a movie version of the game “Would You Rather?”. The film also stars Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Christopher Abbott, and Billy Bob Thornton and opens in theaters on March 4th.

Here’s the official synopsis for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot:

When reporter Kim Baker’s (Tina Fey) life needs something more, she decides to ‘shake it all up’ by taking an assignment in a war zone. There, in the midst of chaos, she finds the strength she never knew she had. Sometimes it takes saying ‘WTF’ to find the life you were always destined to have. Also starring Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina and Billy Bob Thornton, the film is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”) from a screenplay by Robert Carlock (“Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock”).

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