Mindy Kaling & Emma Thompson Are Joining Forces in New Movie ‘Late Night’

Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson are teaming up for the rom-com we never knew we needed.

The duo is set to star in a brand-new movie called Late Night. In addition to her leading role, Kaling also penned the script, so it’s bound to be a classic in our book.

Late Night, which is directed by Nisha Ganatra (Transparent), tells the story of a legendary TV host (Thompson) whose show is on the verge of cancellation. That all changes when she hires a female writer (Kaling) for the first time, and hilarity ensues.

While we were initially sold at Kaling and Thompson, the movie has an all-star supporting cast, including John Lithgow (The Crown), Hugh Dancy (The Path), Reid Scott (Veep), Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya), Denis O’Hare (Dallas Buyers Club), John Early (Search Party), Max Casella (Jackie), Megalyn Echikunwoke (Night School), Amy Ryan (The Office) and Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project). Yeah, we weren’t kidding.

Although it originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, Late Night is scheduled to hit theaters on June 7, 2019.

Bring on the one-liners.


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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...