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Amy Ryan Joins the Cast of LATE NIGHT



30WEST and FilmNation Entertainment announced today that Academy Award Nominee Amy Ryan (Birdman, Gone Baby Gone) has joined the cast of Mindy Kaling's Late Night, directed by Nisha Ganatra. The film also stars Kaling, Emma Thompson, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Paul Walter Hauser, Denis O’Hare, John Early, Max Casella and Megalyn Echikunwoke. 30WEST and FilmNation Entertainment are financing the upcoming comedy. Kaling wrote the script and is also producing with Howard Klein, alongside Imperative Entertainment and FilmNation Entertainment, who are also handling international sales. 30WEST and CAA are handling US rights.

Late Night centers on a 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. Principal photography is underway in New York.

Ryan will next be seen this fall in Amazon Studios’ Beautiful Boy in which she stars alongside Steve Carell and TimothΓ©e Chalamet, as well as Strange But True in which she stars with Greg Kinnear for CBS Films. She recently starred in Central Intelligence with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart and Brad Furman’s The Infiltrator. Ryan was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Award for her performance in Ben Affleck’s Gone Baby Gone.

Recent FilmNation productions include: “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman’s Life Itself starring Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde; Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale; The Lodge starring Riley Keough; Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield; The Children Act starring Emma Thompson; and Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams. The FilmNation sales titles include Amazon Studios The Aeronauts, from director Tom Harper, starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones and Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria.

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