The comedy “Late Night” now has an official premiere date on Prime Video, adding one more movie to stream during the fall schedule and giving us a much needed comedy. Directed by Nisha Ganatra and written by, produced by and starring Mindy Kaling, the movie will be available on Prime Video on September 6th. The comedy also stars Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Max Casella, Hugh Dancy, John Lithgow, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott, and Amy Ryan.
You can find the movie right here on Prime Video and add it to your watch list.
Amazon’s official description for the movie reads, “After almost 30 years, a groundbreaking talk-show host suspects she may soon be losing her coveted seat on late-night television unless she manages a game-changing transformation in Late Night, the first feature film from Emmy-nominated writer and producer Mindy Kaling.”
In the film, legendary talk-show host Katherine Newbury (Oscar winner Emma Thompson) is a pioneer in her field. The only woman ever to have a long-running program on late night, she keeps her writers’ room on a short leash ― and all male. When her ratings plummet and she is accused of being a “woman who hates women,” Katherine puts gender equality on her to-do list and impulsively hires Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling), a chemical plant efficiency expert from suburban Pennsylvania, as the first and only female on her writing staff.
The studio continued, “With rumors swirling that Katherine is being replaced by a younger, hipper male host, she demands that the writers make her funny and relevant again. A lifelong fan, Molly is determined to prove she’s not just a diversity hire, but the one person who can turn her idol’s career around. Going against everything Katherine has staked her reputation on, she urges her to make the show more contemporary, authentic and personal, a move that could make Molly’s career ― or send her back to the chemical plant for good.”
While a hit at Sundance, the film struggled in theaters during a crowded box office. After a limited opening in June, the movie made $5.2M during its nationwide release and went on to make over $19M worldwide. The movie’s wide-release opened against “Men in Black International,” “Shaft,” and “The Dead Don’t Die,” at a time when “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” “Aladdin,” and “Rocketman” dominated the box office.
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