Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Tina Fey May Have “Game of Thrones” Star as Leading Man in “Taliban Shuffle”


EXCLUSIVE It seems as though Tina Fey may have a leading man cast for her upcoming “Taliban Shuffle.” Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jamie Lannister on the HBO hit, is said to be the final choice. The film directed by Glen Ficarra and John Requa, also stars Martin Freeman (now of “Hobbit” fame) and Margot Robbie of “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Freelance journalist Kim Barker’s non fiction book upon which the film is based detailed her adventures covering Afghanistan and Pakistan–shuffling between the two countries, hence the title of the book. Coster-Waldau, who’s Danish, has recently capitalized on his “Thrones” popularity, appearing in “Mama” with Jessica Chastain and “Oblivion” with Tom Cruise.





Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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