Margot Robbie must have made an impression on directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa on the set of the upcoming Focus, as Variety reports that she’s set to re-team with them for The Taliban Shuffle, which already has Tina Fey set to star.
Based on Kim Barker’s memoir, which follows her after she first arrived in Kabul as a journalist in 2002. At the time she barely owned a passport, spoke only English and had little idea how to do the ‘Taliban Shuffle’ between Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, her stories about Islamic militants and shaky reconstruction were soon overshadowed by the bigger news in Iraq. But as she delved deeper into Pakistan and Afghanistan, her love for the hapless countries grew, along with her fear for their future stability.
Tina Fey is set to be Barker, with Margot Robbie as a ‘hard-core on-air news anchor’ who will do anything it takes to get the story, including putting others in danger.
Ficara and Requa are directing from a script by Robert Carlock.