Tina Fey and Margot Robbie are War Correspondents in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Trailer

Posted on December 17, 2015

Tina Fey Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Tina Fey stars as an American journalist on assignment to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the first trailer for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Tina plays plays Kim Barker a journalist who becomes a war correspondent to get away from her boring life in the U.S. Kim stays in a house with other foreign correspondents; the call the house "the funhouse." The film is based on a true story.

Margot Robbie plays Tanya Vanderpoel, another reporter who welcomes Kim into the house. She quickly gives Kim the rundown on how it works for American women in a war zone. "In Afghanistan," she tells Kim, "you're a serious piece of ass...In New York, you're like 6-7? Here, you're a 9, borderline 10." Tina's character responds, "What are you here?... Like a 15?" "Yeah," Margot's character replies.

The film is based on a true story. Tina's character has a lot to learn and gets into some very dangerous situations. But she's determined to get a big story on the air after all she's gone through to become a war correspondent. The comedy also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Christopher Abbott, Martin Freeman and Alfred Molina, who does an especially hilarious turn as an interview subjec that Kim is determined to interview.

The film is based on Kim Barker's memoir, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and was adapted into a feature film by Robert Carlock. It was directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy Stupid Love) and is set to hit theaters March 4, 2016. The trailer is really funny, take a look:

Photo: Paramount Pictures


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