Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, writing-directing pair that made Crazy, Stupid, Love, are just finishing the movie Focus at Warner Bros., with Will Smith and Margot Robbie starring. Once that gets all the way through post, the duo may have another film ready to move forward. They’ve just signed to direct Taliban Shuffle, based on the wartime memoir from journalist Kim Barker. And Tina Fey will star as Barker, and produce the film with Lorne Michaels. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, February 20th, 2014 by Angie Han
Between Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and her Golden Globes hosting stints, Tina Fey‘s TV career is nothing short of stellar. But her track record with movies has been somewhat spottier. Sure, Mean Girls is a classic and Date Night wasn’t bad, but Baby Mama and Admission were both forgettable duds, and the jury’s still out on Muppets Most Wanted.
Thankfully, her newest role sounds fairly promising. Fey is attached to star in and produce Paramount’s The Taliban Shuffle, scripted by a 30 Rock writer, based on a journalist’s memoir of her time in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Hit the jump for more details on this latest gig.
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Before The Other Guys became a surprise $120 million hit, teaming up Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg seemed like a somewhat awkward proposition. After, though, it seems like a sure fire recipe for success. Warner Bros. thinks so at least as they’ve just bought a pitch for a film tentatively called Turkey Bowl, which will feature Wahlberg and Ferrell as rival football fans who compete in a neighborhood vs. neighborhood tackle game for bragging rights. We’ve got more details after the break. Read More »
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