• Tina Fey and Billy Bob Thornton in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. (PARAMOUNT PICTURES)Source: PARAMOUNT PICTURES
Tina Fey heads to war in the trailer for comedy drama 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot'.

18 Dec 2015 - 10:47 AM  UPDATED 18 Dec 2015 - 10:47 AM

Tina Fey is off to war in the first trailer for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Fey plays a ProPublica journalist on assignment in Afghanistan in the war comedy from Paramount.

When she's not chasing the biggest story of her career, Fey's character parties with fellow foreign reporters, including Margot Robbie's journalist, who informs her that she's a 9/borderline 10 in Kabul (compared to a 6/7 in New York). Robbie, on the other hand, is a 15 in Afghanistan.

Martin Freeman plays a Scottish war photographer and Alfred Molina is a local official, who both fall for Fey's Kim Barker.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is based on former Chicago Tribune reporter Kim Barker's 2011 memoir, "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan." It's directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love), and written by Fey's longtime writing partner, Robert Carlock.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, which also stars Billy Bob Thorton and Christopher Abbott, opens in Australian cinemas in March 17, 2016.


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