PARK CITY, Utah — The Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling comedy “Late Night” is already considered one of many best hits of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with an acquisition value to match.
Amazon Studios on Saturday purchased the film in a U.S. distribution deal of $13 million, a record for the competitors.
Kaling wrote the script for “Late Night,” which follows a veteran converse current host carried out by Thompson who’s coping with declining scores and a reputation for not liking girls. Kaling performs the range hire inside the writer’s room who shakes points up for the current.
Kaling says she wrote the a a part of Katherine Newbury for Thompson, having certainly not met her. She laughs that she was merely a creep in her dwelling writing fan-fiction for the British actress, hoping that she wouldn’t study it.