Tina Fey is having ‘strange days’ in Afghanistan reporting wars are not fun but as a war correspondent in Whiskey Foxtrot Tango mew red band trailer she’s trying her best. Let’s do the Taliban Shuffle!
The lengths people will go to make life less boring, but would they go to a wartorn country to report the news when you’ve never stepped out the country?
Whiskey Foxtrot Tango is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love) and is inspired by Kim Barker’s wartime memoir, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days In Afghanistan And Pakistan. Set around her time in Kabul in 2002 when she reluctantly ‘volunteers’ to be Chicago Tribune’s war correspondent in the wartorn country. However Kim’s only had her passport for 5 minutes and her only language she speaks and understands is English how will she cope reporting between Pakistan and Afghanistan. With very little experience how will Kim cope with been thrown in the deep end?
After getting over the fact in the country she is seen as a ‘sex object’ ,slowly Kim starts to adapt to her new role and that her new job role is a life changing experience. All thanks Tanya Vanderpoel (Margot Robbie) who is showing Kim the ropes and to get closer to Kim’s security guard.
Going by Ficarra and Requa’s last film Focus this looks a far better prospect. Whilst Focus was not a comedy of sorts this is and Tina Fey is an comedian and fits this roll especially, as the comedy is very satirical. It’s also nice to see that Robbie allowed to speak in her native Australian tongue, whose proving she is an upcoming talent and life outside Aussie soaps do exist. The trailer plays on Kim’s inexperience and culture clashes that faced her and Fey is quickly becoming the female Steve Carell (or he’s male Fey) quickly proving she can be funny but also dramatic outside her comfort zone.
Whiskey Foxtrot Tango will report to a UK cinema near you on 22nd April. The film co-stars Alfred Molina, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott, Nicholas Braun, Sheila Vand, Stephen Peacocke, Evan Jonigkeit, and Billy Bob Thornton.