Mindy Kaling Lands 13 Million Deal With Amazon for 'Late Night' – Here's Where You Can Watch
Stoked for Mindy Kaling's 'Late Night'? We are too!
Mindy Kaling Closes $13 Million Deal for 'Late Night'
Mindy Kaling has – yet again – proven to be a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. As someone who has already paved the way for many women of color in the entertainment landscape, Kaling has now closed an impressive $13 million rights deal for Late Night, which premiered at Sundance on Friday night.
While Kaling wrote, produced, and also starred in the film, the success of Late Night is a huge win for women in entertainment. The film is spearheaded by a team of strong women, Kaling included. Nisha Ganatra, who also worked on The Mindy Project, directed the film. Emma Tompson co-stars in the film.
And we haven't even gotten to the best part yet.
This weekend was crazy. I'm overwhelmed by all your support and excitement for #LateNightTheMovie. It's taken years and years of working alone on it, uncertain it would ever be seen. So, yeah, my heart is about to explode. Thank you.— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) January 28, 2019
In the case of Late Night, art reflected real-life.
Not only was Late Night launched by a team of women, but the story also follows a late night talk show host (Thompson) who is pressured into switching things up in an all-white male writer's room by hiring an Indian-American comedy writer (Kaling). The film was applauded for its diversity and portrayals of women in the business.
"It's an incisive workplace comedy that reinvents all the tropes about women," Head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, said to Deadline. "We too rarely get to see female characters like this — complex, flawed, and unapologetically ambitious. And that's a credit to Kaling's writing, Nisha Ganatra's directing, and Emma Thompson, who delivers a brilliant performance alongside the always incredible Kaling. We can't wait to share this wonderful movie with our customers, first in theaters and then on Amazon Prime Video."
So when does this empowering film come to Amazon?
We're afraid it'll be some time before fans get to stream on Prime.
For reference, The Big Sick premiered at Sundance on Jan 20, 2017, and was released in theaters in June. However, the film wasn't released on Amazon Prime until November 2017.
So, if you were planning on catching Late Night anytime soon, you'll have to wait just a little longer. However, from what we hear about the film, the result will be worth the wait.
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