Amazon Studios spent millions of bucks to acquire distribution rights for Sundance hit Late Night, and judging by the first trailer – they made the right call. Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson shine in this hilarious comedy about a ruthless talk show host, who’s trying to revitalize her career.
Thompson plays Katherine Newbury, a stubborn host whose ratings are slipping because she’s refusing to play by the rules. Her life turns upside down after new network president informs her she overstayed her welcome, and starts looking for her replacement.
With the help of a new female writer on her team, Newbury does everything in her power to become relevant again and save her career. Despite their many differences, these two women eventually manage to find common ground and work together towards the same goal.
Late Night had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, but the audiences around the US will have to wait until July 7 to see what the fuss is all about. Nisha Ganatra-directed comedy also stars John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, and Amy Ryan.