Nisha Ganatra‘s comedy Late Night is set to premiere at Sundance in January, and today a set of new stills have been released. The film is written by and stars Mindy Kaling as a comedian who’s hired as the only female staff writer on a popular late night talk show hosted by a character played by Emma Thompson. John Lithgow, Paul Walter Hauser, Reid Scott, and Amy Ryan also star.
Late Night will be screening in the Premieres section of the festival, which will be running from January 24 through February 3rd.
Legendary late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.