Watch Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson in one last 'Late Night' trailer
Headed to theaters this Friday is the new comedy Late Night, written by and starring Mindy Kaling. Amazon Studios has just debuted one last trailer for the film, which you can check out in the player below!
Legendary talk show host Katherine Newberry (Academy Award winner Emma Thompson) is a pioneer in her field. The only woman ever to have a long running program on late night, she keeps her writers’ room on a short leash ― and all male. But when her ratings plummet and she is accused of being a “woman who hates women,” Katherine puts gender equality on her to-do list and impulsively hires Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling), a chemical plant efficiency expert from suburban Pennsylvania, as the first and only female on her writing staff.
With rumors swirling that Katherine is being replaced by a younger, hipper male host, she demands that the writers make her funny and relevant again. A lifelong fan, Molly is determined to prove she’s not just a diversity hire, but the one person who can turn her idol’s career around. Going against everything Katherine has staked her reputation on, she urges her to make the show more contemporary, authentic and personal, a move that could make Molly’s career ― or send her back to the chemical plant for good.
Also starring Hugh Dancy, John Lithgow, Max Casella, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott, Ike Barinholtz, John Early, Paul Walter Hauser and Oscar nominee Amy Ryan, Late Night is scripted by Kaling and directed by Nisha Ganatra. Kaling also produces alongside Howard Klein, Ben Browning and Jillian Apfelbaum.
Late Night hits theaters this Friday, June 14.