First look at Tina Fey and Martin Freeman in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Paramount Pictures (via USA Today) has released our first look at the war satire Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Tina Fey (“30 Rock,” This is Where I Leave You), Margot Robbie (Focus, The Wolf of Wall Street) and Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit” franchise, “Sherlock”). Check out the pics in the gallery below!
An adaptation of journalist Kim Barker’s wartime memoir, The Taliban Shuffle, the dark comedy recounts Barker’s experiences covering conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan, her fish-out-of-water experience and the challenges of being a woman in wartime Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“For me to get to do a movie where I fly in helicopters and shoot guns and run from explosions, that’s a treat,” Fey says. “I don’t get to do any of those things on a daily basis. It couldn’t have been a more thrilling experience. I’m not supposed to be on SNL, I’m not supposed to be here making this movie. I should just be in suburban Pennsylvania being a high school teacher. The idea of someone having a very large life experience that no one would have expected was something very easy for me to connect with.”
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot also stars Alfred Molina (“The Normal Heart,” “Law & Order: LA,” Spider-Man 2), Nicholas Braun (Get a Job, The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Christopher Abbott (A Most Violent Year, “Girls”), Sheila Vand (“State of Affairs,” Argo), Stephen Peacocke (“Home and Away,” Hercules), Evan Jonigkeit (Bone Tomahawk, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Billy Bob Thornton (The Judge, “Fargo”).
The film is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Focus, Crazy, Stupid, Love) from a screenplay by Robert Carlock (“Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock”). The producers are Lorne Michaels (“Saturday Night Live,” Three Amigos, Mean Girls), Tina Fey and Ian Bryce (“Transformers” franchise, World War Z). It will be released on March 4, 2016.