The new movie Late Night stars Emma Thompson as legendary talk-show host Katherine Newberry. Katherine happens to be a pioneer in her field. She is the only woman ever to have a long-running show on late night television. Known to keep her writers’ room at an arms reach and, all male, she is at risk of losing her 30-year spot, she needs to spice things up!
Katherine is accused of being a “woman who hates women,”. She decides to put gender equality on her to-do list and impulsively hires Molly Patel played by Mindy Kaling. Molly s a chemical plant efficiency expert from suburban Pennsylvania. She is also the first and the only female on her writing staff. Molly is determined to prove she wasn’t a diversity hire. But, she could be the person who could turn her idol’s Late Night career around. She needs to make Katherine relevant again.
Going against everything Katherine has staked her reputation on, Molly urges her to make the show more contemporary, authentic and personal. This is a move that could make Molly’s career ― or send her back to the chemical plant for good.
The is the first feature film from Emmy-nominated writer and producer Mindy Kaling. Late Night also stars Max Cassela (Burditt), Hugh Dancy (Charlie Fain), John Lithgow (Walter Lovell), Denis O’Hare (Brad), Reid Scott (Tom Campbell), Ike Barinholtz (Daniel Tennant), John Early (Reynolds), Paul Walter Hauser (Mancuso), and Amy Ryan (Caroline)