Mindy Kaling’s late-night talk show movie is on the verge of finding its director.
Paul Feig (Spy, Ghostbusters) is in serious talks to helm the untitled Fox 2000 comedy starring Kaling and Emma Thompson, his rep confirmed to EW.
The movie is said to be a mix of The Devil Wears Prada and Broadcast News and will follow a veteran late-night talk show host (Thompson) in danger of losing her program shortly after hiring a female writer (Kaling) for the first time.
Early last month, Kaling detailed she conceived the idea by taking initiative to write a script she could fit into. “I’ve basically made my career by being like, I don’t wait around for people to write something for me or cast me in something because I don’t look like a lot of most actresses in Hollywood,” she said. “So, I just thought, I love Emma Thompson, I want to see more of her, and I just wrote her this part in a movie.”
Variety first reported the news.