By Jeff Sneider
Fey will produce through her Little Stranger banner, along with Lorne Michaels and Broadway Video.
Robert Carlock of 30 Rock wrote the script, which is based on Kim Barker’s memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Fey optioned the book and trusted frequent collaborator Carlock to handle the adaptation.
Barker arrived in Kabul as a journalist in 2002. She spoke only English and had little idea how to do the "Taliban Shuffle" between Afghanistan and Pakistan. As she delved deeper into the region, her love for the hapless countries grew along with her fear for their future stability.
Requa and Ficarra previously directed Crazy, Stupid, Love and I Love You Phillip Morris. They also wrote Bad Santa. The duo are represented by CAA.
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