Coming Distractions: Tina Fey bumbles through Afghanistan in the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot trailer

The forthcoming, Tina Fey-starring war comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot shares its title with an acclaimed book that is currently being adapted by HBO, and was previously adapted into an episode of The Good Wife and an episode of Scandal. So the whole story is a little played out. The same could be said for much of the comedy in the new trailer, which shows journalist Kim Barker (Fey) becoming a war correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan to emancipate herself from a tedious workplace and a needy boyfriend. You probably know what’s coming: Barker being lambasted by a passerby for walking around with her head uncovered, Barker partying hard with a bunch of other war correspondents and waking up hungover, Barker doing her business by the side of the road surrounded by a bunch of soldiers, etc. All of this culminates in Barker running through the middle of a firefight …

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