Late Night Review: Mindy Kaling And Emma Thompson Team Up For New Comedy In the movie Late Night, Mindy Kaling plays Molly Patel, a woman who gets her big break in the writers' room of late night host Katherine Newbury. Newbury, played by Emma Thompson, is on thin ice with the network and wants to add Molly as a way of diversifying her very white and very male writing staff. But once Molly gets there, she finds that being considered a diversity hire comes with challenges of its own. Late Night also features John Lithgow, Denis O'Hare, and Reid Scott.
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Mindy Kaling And Emma Thompson Team Up In 'Late Night'

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Mindy Kaling And Emma Thompson Team Up In 'Late Night'

Mindy Kaling And Emma Thompson Team Up In 'Late Night'

Mindy Kaling And Emma Thompson Team Up In 'Late Night'

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Emma Thompson plays the fictional talk show host Katherine Newbury in Late Night. Emily Aragones/Amazon Studios hide caption

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Emma Thompson plays the fictional talk show host Katherine Newbury in Late Night.

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In the movie Late Night, Mindy Kaling plays Molly Patel, a woman who gets her big break in the writers' room of late night host Katherine Newbury. Newbury, played by Emma Thompson, is on thin ice with the network and wants to add Molly as a way of diversifying her very white and very male writing staff. But once Molly gets there, she finds that being considered a diversity hire comes with challenges of its own. Late Night also features John Lithgow, Denis O'Hare and Reid Scott.

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