WHO’S IN IT?
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Mindy Kaling (Ocean’s 8), John Lithgow (Pet Sematary), Hugh Dancy (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Reid Scott (Home Again), Max Casella (Inside Llewyn Davis), Denis O’Hare (Dallas Buyers Club), Amy Ryan (Birdman), Paul Walter Hauser (BlacKkKlansman), John Early (The Disaster Artist), Megalyn Echikunwoke (Night School), Ike Barinholtz (Blockers)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Nisha Ganatra (Chutney Popcorn), director; Mindy Kaling (film debut), writer, producer; Jillian Apfelbaum (In The Cloud), Ben Browning (Miss Sloane) and Howard Klein (Awaydays), producers; Lesley Barber (Manchester By The Sea), composer; Matthew Clark (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone), cinematographer; Eleanor Infante (Hysteria) and David Rogers (Talk of the Town), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Katherine Newbury (Thompson) is a pioneering female host of a late-night chat show, but when she comes under fire for not being more inclusive on her all-white-male writing team, she ends up hiring Indian-American woman Molly (Kaling) to join their ranks. Molly, in an attempt to prove she’s not just a token woman and person of colour, comes in with some ambitious new suggestions that might just save Newbury’s show from declining ratings and cancellation…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Comedienne Mindy Kaling writes and co-stars this funny and powerful statement about diversity in the media, with an always-excellent Emma Thompson shining as the no-nonsense central figure.