Fox 2000 Acquires Mindy Kaling Script About Late-Night Host with Emma Thompson

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In a big move, has acquired the new from . It’s based on a spec that lit up the market earlier this week, with plenty of buzz around it.

It was also announced earlier this week that Emma Thompson is attached to star. In the story, a late-night talk show host (Thompson) is in danger of losing her show when she hires the first female writer (Kaling) on her team. With the combined talent of the two actors and their comedic chops, there’s plenty of promise surrounding this film.

Howard Klein and Scott Rudin are producing with Kaling, while Elizabeth Gabler and Nikki Ramey are set to oversee for Fox.

Kaling is known for her television work, primarily with The Office and her sitcom The Mindy Project. However, recently she’s joined two high-profile upcoming movies: Ocean’s Eight and Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time.

She’s repped by and .

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This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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