“Late Night,” the Sundance comedy written by and starring Mindy Kaling, will open in theaters on June 7, Kaling announced in a Twitter video on Thursday.
Amazon Studios is releasing the film directed by Nisha Ganatra that also stars Emma Thompson.
“Last season of ‘Game of Thrones’ will be done by then, so you have no reason not to see it,” Kaling said in the announcement video, which you can watch below:
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) February 28, 2019
Amazon acquired the film for $13 million following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. “Late Night” stars Thompson as a legendary late-night TV host who is accused of being a “woman who hates women,” so 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.
John Lithgow, Amy Ryan, Paul Walter Hauser, Reid Scott and Ike Barinholtz also co-star in the film.
Kaling also produced with Howard Klein, Ben Browning and Jillian Apfelbaum. Alison Cohen, Milan Popelka, Micah Green and Daniel Steinman are the executive producers. 30WEST financed the film with FilmNation. FilmNation produced with Imperative Entertainment.
“Late Night” will open opposite Fox’s X-Men movie “Dark Phoenix” and Universal’s animated “The Secret Life of Pets 2.”
The film’s director, Nisha Ganatra, has already landed her next project, directing a romance set in the musical world of Los Angeles at Universal called “Covers.”