Being described as an even funnier version of 'The Devil Wears Prada,' Mindy Kaling's new movie is on course for a great future.
'Late Night' has been the first major sale at this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The festival began last Thursday, and has seen a sleuth of great movies already take to the screen. New Latin American survival thriller 'Monos' has been snapped up; while Shia LaBeouf's autobiographical film 'Honey Boy' is still up for grabs.
Mindy Kaling, who you'll know from 'The US Office,' has written the first movie to get picked up by a studio at this year's film festival, 'Late Night.' The new female-driven comedy, which co-stars Kaling and Emma Thompson, has secured a $13 million Amazon deal and is expected to release later this year.
Kaling tweeted her glee at the news, saying "I am so excited our movie #LateNight found a home at @AmazonStudios. We worked so hard on this. Can’t wait for you all to see it!"
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) January 26, 2019
Kaling's trademark wit has stayed intact, with her apparently saying "I have spent a fortune on Amazon, so its nice to see them reciprocate."
Great Mindy Kaling line about distribution deal for her @Sundance hit "Late Night:" "I have spent a fortune on Amazon, so its nice to see them reciprocate."
— Kenneth Turan (@KennethTuran) January 27, 2019
'Late Night' stars Emma Thompson as a comic who grudgingly takes on Indian-American writer (Mindy Kaling) after she is pressured into hiring more women and minorities. The comedy features supporting roles from Amy Ryan ('The US Office'), and Megalyn Echikunwoke ('Night School'). Kaling wrote the script, and Nisha Ganatra ('Brooklyn Nine-Nine') directed the film.
One audience member who saw the film has made us very excited for the film's release. They tweeted it is "a better, funnier, more complicated THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA;" and that's all we need to know it's going to be a cracker.
LATE NIGHT is a better, funnier, more complicated THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA that still goes down as easily as THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA https://t.co/jBrHfxgW5R
— Emily Yoshida (@emilyyoshida) January 26, 2019
We should hear soon as to when 'Late Night' will be arriving on Amazon.