Late Night is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Nisha Ganatra.
Starring Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Hugh Dancy, Max Casella, John Lithgow, Reid Scott, Denis O'Hare, Amy Ryan, Paul Walter Hauser, John Early and others.
Amazon Studios on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 released the trailer:
Late Night - Final Trailer | Amazon Studios.
Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is an acclaimed late-night talk show host with an extensive career in comedy, but her show's ratings have seen a steady decline over the past decade. The network's president, Caroline Morton (Amy Ryan), tells Katherine to fix up her show or she will be replaced. In an attempt to revamp the show, Katherine has Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling) hired to her writing staff, mainly on the basis that she is an Indian-American woman while all remaining writers are white men. Although Molly has little experience in comedy and initially struggles, she proves her worth by giving Katherine good material to work with on her show as well as ideas on how to reach out to a bigger audience. The results prove successful.
Katherine learns that Caroline wants to pick young, popular comedian Daniel Tennant (Ike Barinholtz) to replace her as the new host. Katherine resists, as Daniel's comedy is vulgar and misogynistic. With backup from her writers, Katherine defies the network's demands and decides on air to continue her career.
An email from one of the writers, Charlie (Hugh Dancy), gets leaked, in which it is revealed that Katherine had an affair with Charlie after her husband Walter (John Lithgow) was initially diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In the midst of the drama, Katherine fires Molly when she tells her she is acting poorly in the wake of the news. Eventually, Katherine makes amends with Walter and the other writers and admits her affair to her audience. Her sincerity and passion for the show convinces Caroline to let her stick around, and Katherine later apologizes to Molly and hires her back.
Here is the full cast and characters of Late Night.
The film Late Night was scheduled to be released on January 25, 2019 (Sundance, Sundance Film Festival), on June 7, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom) and on August 29, 2019 (Germany) by Amazon Studios (United States), Sony Pictures Releasing International, Stage 6 Films (International), 20th Century Fox, ARP Sélection, Entertainment One, Falcon, Amazon Prime Video, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Netflix, Nova Cinema, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Universal Pictures.
The duration of the film is 102 minutes. With a budget of $6.8 million, the film grossed over $22.4 million.
The film Late Night is rated with "R" rating.
Late Night got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 80/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about Late Night you can get at:
Official website: latenight.movie
IMDB: Late Night
Wikipedia: Late Night (film)