Late Night is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Nisha Ganatra.

Official trailers

Entertainment One UK on Thursday, May 09, 2019 released the trailer:
LATE NIGHT - Official Trailer .

Story intro

Katherine Newbury is an acclaimed 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, tells Katherine to fix up her show or she will be replaced. In an attempt to revamp the show, Katherine has Molly Patel hired to her writing staff, mainly on the basis that she is an Indian-American woman while many of the writers are older 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 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, gets leaked, in which it is revealed that Katherine had an affair with Charlie after her husband Walter 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.


Emma Thompson
Katherine Newbury
Mindy Kaling
Molly Patel
Hugh Dancy
Charlie Fain
Reid Scott
Tom Campbell
Amy Ryan
Caroline Morton
John Lithgow
Walter Newbury
Denis O'Hare
Max Casella
Paul Walter Hauser
John Early
Megalyn Echikunwoke
Ike Barinholtz
Daniel Tennant
Annaleigh Ashford
Mimi Mismatch
Halston Sage
Zoe Martlin
Marc Kudisch
Billy Kastner
Seth Meyers
Bill Maher
Jake Tapper
Maria Dizzia
Sakina Jaffrey
Mrs. Patel, Molly's mother


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, Entertainment One, Falcon, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Stage 6 Films.

The duration of the film is 102 minutes. With a budget of $4 million, the film grossed over $19.9 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Late Night got high rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Late Night (film)

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