John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Veeps Reid Scott, and I, Tonya actor Paul Walter Hauser have come aboard the comedy, Late Night, written by Mindy Kaling, who also stars alongside Emma Thompson. Nisha Ganatra is attached to direct the project which follows late-night talk show host (Thompson) who is at risk of losing her long-running show right when she hires her first female writer (Kaling) who revitalizes her show and her life.
Filming is slated to begin next week with Kaling producing the pic alongside Howard Klein, Imperative Entertainment, and FilmNation Entertainment, who are handling international sales as well as financing the project with 30WEST. In addition, 30WEST and CAA are repping the US rights.
Lithgow joins the film after recently starring in FilmNations Beatriz at Dinner with Salma Hayek and Connie Britton, as well as Daddys Home 2 and Netflixs The Crown, which earned him an Emmy. Dancy, perhaps best known for his starring role in NBCS Hannibal and more recently, Hulus The Path, hasnt appeared on the big screen since Sony Classics 2012 limited release of period romantic comedy, Hysteria.
Scott just wrapped production on the Ruben Fleischer-directed hotly anticipated Venom standalone at Sony and will soon begin production on the seventh and final season of HBOs Emmy-winning series, Veep. Hauser will next be seen in Spike Lees BlacKkKlansman for Focus Features and Blumhouse.
Lithgow is repped by UTA, Anonymous Content and attorney Walter Teller; Dancy by UTA and United Agents; Scott by Impression Entertainment, Gersh, and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher; Hauser by CAA and Principato-Young Entertainment.