By Joey Nolfi
March 07, 2019 at 09:05 AM EST
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The first trailer for Mindy Kaling’s talk show comedy Late Night has seen the light of day.

Amazon premiered the first preview for the upcoming film Thursday, teasing a comedic tale that follows Emma Thompson as an iconic late-night host who shakes up her program’s dynamic by hiring a lone female staff writer (Kaling, who also wrote and produced the film) in an attempt to smooth over diversity concerns.

Previously described as a cross between The Devil Wears Prada and Broadcast News, Late Night premiered to positive reviews at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January. Amazon later purchased distribution rights for a reported $13 million.

“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,” Kaling previously said of the Nisha Ganatra-directed film during a 2016 interview with Good Morning America. “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…. I sent it to her thinking like, okay, well, I’ll never hear from her. And then she wrote me and was like, I love this, let’s do it — and so now we’re doing it.”

Amazon will release Late Night — which also stars John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Amy Ryan, and Veep‘s Reid Scott — on June 7. Watch the film’s first trailer above.

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  • 06/07/19
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