From @mindykaling‘s experience on #TheOffice to #EmmaThompson‘s brilliant ability to make us laugh and cry at the same time, the cast and crew of @LateNightMovie take us behind the scenes of their hilarious new comedy. https://t.co/18P3eoX5qu #LateNightMovie pic.twitter.com/wrDKAnyO8H
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In this exclusive new clip from the Mindy Kaling movie, a group of men do their best to kiss the ring of a shrewd late-night host played by Thompson.
In the upcoming comedy Late Night, Emma Thompson plays Katherine Newbury, a shrewd late-night TV host who strikes fear in the hearts of all of her employees. She does as she pleases—until an exec pulls her aside and warns her that her show is coming to an end. Salvation arrives in the form of a new writer, Molly (played by Mindy Kaling, who also wrote Late Night), who infuses the show with a fresh sense of relevancy and self-awareness.
But in an exclusive new clip from the film, we see how things are going for Katherine before Molly arrives. In the clip, the late-night host is sitting down for an awkward meeting with her all-white, all-male writing staff. It quickly becomes clear that Katherine, who’s worked with some members of this writing staff for years, has no idea who any of them are—no matter how hard they try to position themselves on her good side. Take Tom (Veep alum Reid Scott), her monologue writer, who tries desperately to impress Katherine by noting that he’s “actually the youngest monologue writer in the history of the show.” Katherine’s blunt response? “Don’t care.”
Her solution to all of these men trying to kiss the ring is to . . . knock them down one more peg by calling them by numbers instead of their actual names. She literally goes around the room, forbidding them from calling each other their real names instead of their numbers whilst in her presence.
The writing staff on the show within the film is full of familiar faces even aside from Kaling, including John Early, Denis O’Hare, Hugh Dancy, and Paul Walter Hauser. Though Dancy’s character, Charlie, doesn’t get much play in this exclusive clip, it’s been revealed in the film’s charming full trailer that he is Molly’s love interest.
Late Night, directed by Nisha Ganatra, debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, where critics gave it warm reviews. Thompson in particular earned raves, with Vanity Fair’s own Richard Lawson touting Katherine Newbury as one of the actor’s best roles in years. Afterward, Amazon quickly snapped up the comedy for a hefty sum, a strong vote of confidence for its future box-office potential. Late Night hits theaters on June 7.
Watch the clip HERE.
“Homeland” has cast Hugh Dancy in its upcoming eighth and final season. Dancy is a welcome addition not just because he is a terrific actor (with an Emmy nomination for “Elizabeth I” and two Critics’ Choice bids for “Hannibal” to prove it), but because “Homeland” stars his wife Claire Danes, a connection that was conspicuously omitted from Showtime’s standalone press release announcing his casting. This will mark their first on-screen collaboration since marrying almost 10 years ago and first time acting together since they met in 2006 on the set of the film “Evening.” Why did it take so long for them to get together (on screen)?
At a “Homeland” event for Emmy voters last year, I even asked Danes whether she would ever act with Dancy, with whom she was pregnant at the time with their second son. “I would love to, yeah,” she replied (watch above). Perhaps getting these two amazing actors to play off each other was not as obvious an idea as I had assumed that it was. She continued, “Maybe one day, something will manifest — some job, but not yet. Right now, I’m very happy cohabitating with him.” Did my question set the wheels in motion for this dream pairing?
After all, “Homeland” co-creator Howard Gordon told me minutes later on the same red carpet, “You’re giving me a good idea; maybe we’ll bring it into the writers’ room.” I had admittedly been talking with Gordon about something else, but he seemed to respond well to my line of thinking and perhaps he adopted it a month later when they resumed work in the “Homeland” writers’ room. (How much longer until LaTanya Richardson Jackson takes my advice and signs on to some Samuel L. Jacksonmovie?)
Dancy will recur as John Zabel, the foreign-policy advisor to Beau Bridges’s President Ralph Warner and a rival to Mandy Patinkin’s Saul Berenson. This Israel-set season has been filming in Morocco since February for a fall premiere, returning the show to the broadcast schedule of its first five seasons after its last two seasons aired in early 2017 and 2018.
Like most prestige dramas not named “Game of Thrones,” “Homeland” will miss eligibility for the 2019 Emmys, but it will contend in the bloodbath that is set for the next Golden Globes. The most recent award that the show won was Best Drama Episode Writing last month from the Writers Guild of America for showrunner Alex Gansa’s script of the seventh season finale, which is the episode that they screened in the Writers Guild Theater for Emmy voters at the aforementioned event last June.
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Hugh Dancy (Hannibal) is set for a multi-episode arc opposite Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin on the eighth and final season of Showtime’s Homeland.
Dancy will recur as John Zabel, a savvy Washington consultant who joins the White House as a foreign-policy adviser to the president and a formidable opponent to Saul Berenson (Patinkin).
The final season finds Carrie Mathison (Danes) recovering from months of brutal confinement in a Russian gulag. Her body is healing, but her memory remains fractured – which is a problem for Saul, who now is National Security Advisor to the newly ascendant President Warner (Beau Bridges). The top priority of Warner’s young administration is an end to the “forever war” in Afghanistan, and Saul has been dispatched to engage the Taliban in peace negotiations. But Kabul teems with warlords and mercenaries, zealots and spies, and Saul needs the relationships and expertise that only his protégé can provide. Against medical advice, Saul asks Carrie to walk with him into the lion’s den – one last time.
The role marks a return to Showtime for Dancy following his recurring role on The Big C. He received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role as Earl of Essex in Elizabeth I and recently starred in The Path and Hannibal, earning two Critics’ Choice Television Award Best Actor nominations for the latter. Dancy’s other television credits include Daniel Deronda, David Copperfield and Madame Bovary. On the big screen, he will appear later this year Late Night with Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson.
Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios for Showtime, Homeland was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon and is based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff. Along with Gansa and Gordon, executive producers for season eight include Chip Johannessen, Deb Cahn, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patrick Harbinson, Danes, Michael Klick, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.
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Here is a tralier for Hugh’s latest movie “Late Night”, in theaters June 7th.
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—presto!—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. LATE NIGHT is in theaters June 7th.
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Fannibals, rejoice! Bryan Fuller says his fellow Hannibal executive producer Martha De Laurentiis has “started conversations” about reviving the much-loved show, which has been off the air since NBC screened the season 3 finale in August 2015. But Fuller also warned that it could still be a while before fans see the show return.
“Conversations couldn’t start until 2 years after the final airing of season 3,” Fuller wrote on Twitter earlier this week, in response to a request for news about Hannibal. “@neoprod has started those conversations. This takes time.”
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Here are some MQ photos of Hugh Dancy at the Derren Brown: Secret opening night celebration on May 16, 2017. Enjoy!
Public Appearances • 2017 • [May 16] ‘Derren Brown: Secret’ Opening Night Celebration