Fox 2000 Nabs Mindy Kaling's Hot Late-Night Talk Show Script (Exclusive)

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Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson

Kaling, who wrote the script, and Emma Thompson are attached to star in the project.

In a competitive situation, Fox 2000 has nabbed Mindy Kaling's script that has her and Emma Thompson attached to star.

The story centers on Thompson's character, a late-night talk show host who's at risk of losing her long-running show right when she hires her first female writer (Kaling).

Scott Rudin is producing the currently untitled project with Kaling and Howard Klein. Elizabeth Gabler and Nikki Ramey are overseeing the project for Fox 2000.

The spec script hit the town earlier this week and immediately sparked interest. Kaling is known for creating, writing and starring in the series The Mindy Project, which first aired on Fox before moving to Hulu. She is attached to two high-profile films: the Ocean's Eleven female spinoff Ocean's Ocho and Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time. She's repped by CAA and 3 Arts.

Thompson, who recently appeared in Bridget Jones' Baby, will next be seen in Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast. She's repped by CAA and Hamilton Hodell in the UK.