Following rave reviews at Sundance, Amazon Studios shares the official trailer for Mindy Kaling’s new comedy, Late Night. While Kaling writes and produces, she also stars in the film alongside Emma Thompson.
Thompson portrays Katherine Newbury, a tough-as-nails talkshow host with a propensity for firing. As her late night TV program is on a downward spiral, Newbury decides to energize the writers’ room by hiring Molly, played by Kaling. Initially, Molly is brought in for diversification purposes, as the writing staff is made up entirely of men, but after a while, she just may revitalize the show, as well as Katherine’s career.
Directed by Nisha Ganatra, Late Night also features John Lithgow, Max Casella, Hugh Dancy, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott, Ike Barinholtz, John Early, Paul Walter Hauser and Amy Ryan. The comedy is due out in theaters on June 7.