Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for the war satire Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Tina Fey (Sisters, This is Where I Leave You), Margot Robbie (Focus, The Wolf of Wall Street), and Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit” franchise, “Sherlock”).
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.
Margot Robbie is playing Tanya Vanderpoel, a British TV journalist whom Kim admires and befriends. Christopher Abbott plays Afghan “fixer” Fahim Ahmadzai, who acts as driver, translator and all-around handyman for reporters. Martin Freeman is Iain MacKelpie, a Scottish war photographer, Kim Barker’s love interest. Rounding out the ensemble cast is Billy Bob Thornton as Gen. Hollanek, a military man who initially scares Kim, and Alfred Molina is a local official who has a crush on her.
This certainly isn’t the kind of movie we’re used to Fey doing, and she’s well aware of that, previously telling USA Today:
For me to get to do a movie where I fly in helicopters and shoot guns and run from explosions, that’s a treat. 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.
While working as a war correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, Kim Barker (Tina Fey) develops a crazy relationship with a fellow journalist from Scotland (Martin Freeman).
Watch the hilarious new trailer for Tina Fey’s WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT which stars Australia’s very own Margot Robbie and Stephen Peacocke along with Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and of course, Tina Fey herself:
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT will hit Australian cinemas 21 April 2016.
For more info on the film, visit their official site.