Amazon Studios has debuted the first official trailer for indie comedy Late Night, written by, and starring, comedian Mindy Kaling. The film is about Katherine, a female late night talk show host, interpreted by the amazing Emma Thomson, who realises she’s out of touch, out of date, and accused of being a “woman who hates women”, so she hires a woman on her writing staff, Molly.
But it doesn’t go as planned and 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, is determined to help Katherine by revitalising her show and career.
Nisha Ganatra is the director the film with a cast including John Lithgow, Ike Barinholtz, Hugh Dancy, Max Casella, Paul Walter Hauser, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott, and Amy Ryan.
For a long time now, the world of late night talk shows has been a boys club, both in front of and behind the camera. This film is one of the best comedies coming out of Sundance Film Festival this year. Very smart, ambitious and clever, interpreted by two stellar women performances of Kaling and Thompson. Definitely worth a watch.
Late Night will be in theatres June, 7.