The Stella Artois & Deadline Sundance Series at the Sundance Film Festival continues today with Late Night, which has been one of the most anticipated films of the fest — so much that Amazon closed a record-breaking $13 million deal, as Deadline exclusively reported after its premiere on Friday.
The film follows Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her. Molly, wanting to prove she’s not simply a diversity hire who’s disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, is determined to help Katherine by revitalizing her show and career—and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time.
The live Q&A panel at Stella’s Film Lounge this afternoon features director Nisha Ganatra and writer/producer/star Mindy Kaling. Dominic Patten from Deadline moderates.
Check out the livestream above.
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