The Late Night trailer shows the fallout of a talk show in crisis
Amazon Studios has released an official trailer for their new feature film Late Night, which shows a veteran talk show host desperate for relevance, and tries to shake up her writers’ room to help keep her job. You can check out the trailer in the player below!
The film centers on Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. After she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she hires Molly (Mindy Kaling), the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. However, 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.
In addition to starring, Kaling also wrote the screenplay. The film is directed by Nisha Ganatra (Transparent). Late Night also features an ensemble cast, including John Lithgow (Daddy’s Home 2), Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), Reid Scott (Veep), Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story) and Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow). Kaling produced with Howard Klein, alongside Imperative Entertainment and FilmNation Entertainment.
Shortly after the film’s world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this year, Amazon Studios acquired U.S. distribution rights for $13 million, the largest sum paid for distribution rights in the festival’s history.
Amazon will premiere Late Night in theaters starting on June 7.