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Tina Fey's Taliban Shuffle war comedy pegged for March release

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Tina Fey’s Afghanistan war comedy has its release date. The as-yet-untitled comedy, based Kim Barker’s memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, will arrive in theaters on March 4, 2016, Paramount announced Monday.

The movie will follow The Chicago Tribune journalist Barker during her five-year run reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan during the U.S.’s military involvement there. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy Stupid Love) are directing from a script penned by frequent Fey collaborator Robert Carlock.

Fey will star in the film, alongn with Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Nicholas Braun, and more. SNL boss Lorne Michaels is one of the film’s producers.

Fey recently graced the cover of Entertainment Weekly along with Sisters co-star Amy Poehler. Sisters opens Dec. 18.

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