Adapted from The Taliban Shuffle, journalist Kim Baker’s account of her time as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot looks to be much lighter and more playful film than average tale of life in the war-torn region.
In the film Tina Fey plays Kim, a journalist who balances reporting with the crazy after hours social antics and absurd politics of life in the region. This role appears to be completely suited for Fey, in fact the NYT remarked in their review of the The Taliban Shuffle in 2011 that Kim “depicts herself as a sort of Tina Fey character, who unexpectedly finds herself addicted to the adrenaline rush of war.” Ha!
As well as Fey, the film stars Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, Josh Charles, Alfred Molina, and more.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot will be released in Australia on March 17, 2016.