Production gets underway on the darkly comic tale…

Principal photography has commenced on the Tina Fey-led comedy ‘The Taliban Shuffle,’ with Margot Robbie (‘Focus,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’), Martin Freeman (‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Sherlock’) co-starring.

Based on Kim Barker’s autobiography of the same name, the film recounts the journalist’s six years of reporting on terrorism and international affairs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (‘Focus,’ ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’) are behind the camera with the screenplay coming from Robert Carlock (‘Saturday Night Live,’ ’30 Rock’).

The film also stars Alfred Molina (‘The Normal Heart,’ ‘Love Is Strange’), Nicholas Braun (‘Get A Job,’ ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’), Christopher Abbott (‘A Most Violent Year,’ ‘Girls’), Sheila Vand (‘State Of Affairs,’ ‘Argo’), Stephen Peacocke (‘Home And Away,’ ‘Hercules’), Evan Jonigkeit (‘Bone Tomahawk,’ ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’), and Billy Bob Thornton (‘The Judge,’ ‘Fargo’).

Producers include are Lorne Michaels (‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Three Amigos,’ ‘Mean Girls’), Fey and Ian Bryce (‘Transformers.’ ‘World War Z’).