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Tina Fey will reportedly star in a film adaptation of 'Taliban Shuffle'

The movie will be based on the memoir by journalist Kim Barker, a darkly comic look at reporting in the Middle East.

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Tina Fey is also the author of the memoir 'Bossypants.'

Tina Fey will reportedly star in and produce a film adaptation of journalist Kim Barker’s memoir “Taliban Shuffle.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie will be released by Paramount Pictures.

Barker’s book is a darkly comic look at reporting in the Middle East and was first released in 2011. Barker was the South Asia bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune from 2004 to 2009 and is a reporter for ProPublica.

“Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels will produce the film along with Fey and “30 Rock” writer Robert Carlock will write the adaptation.

Neither a director nor a release date has been announced.

In addition to her role as creator, writer, and star of the TV show “30 Rock” and her upcoming role in the film “Muppets Most Wanted,” Fey is the author of the memoir “Bossypants.”

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