Amazon Studios has released the first trailer to Nisha Ganatra’s comedy Late Night, in which Mindy Kaling wrote, produced and stars alongside Academy Award winner Emma Thompson, Golden Globe winner John Lithgow, Max Casella, Hugh Dancy, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott, Ike Barinholtz, John Early, Paul Walter Hauser and Amy Ryan.
Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and—presto!—Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her. Molly, wanting to prove she’s not simply a diversity hire who’s disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, is determined to help Katherine by revitalizing her show and career—and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time.
The film is produced by Kaling, Howard Klein, Ben Browning and Jillian Apfelbaum. Executive producers are Alison Cohen, Milan Popelka, Micah Green and Daniel Steinman. FilmNation Entertainment and 30WEST co-financed, with FilmNation handling international sales. Late Night is produced by 3 Arts Entertainment, FilmNation Entertainment and Imperative Entertainment.
Late Night hits theaters nationwide on June 7.