John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy Join Mindy Kaling's 'Late Night'

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'Veep' star Reid Scott and 'I, Tonya' actor Paul Walter Hauser will also join the comedy.

Hugh Dancy and John Lithgow are joining Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling in Late Night. Also joining the comedy is Veep star Reid Scott and I, Tonya actor Paul Walter Hauser.

Late Night centers on a late-night talk show host (Thompson) who is at risk of losing her long-running program right when she hires her first female writer (Kaling). 

Kaling wrote the feature and will produce alongside Howard Klein. Transparent director Nisha Ganatra, who has also worked on The Mindy Project, will helm the production, which is set to start shooting this week. 

Producing the project is Imperative Entertainment and FilmNation. FilmNation is also financing the feature with 30WEST, and will handle international sales. CAA and 30WEST are handling U.S. rights.  

Dancy, who is repped by UTA, the U.K.'s United and Jackoway Tyerman, can be seen on the Hulu series The Path, which just finished concluded its third season.

Lithgow finished his tenure as Winston Churchill on the second season of Netflix's The Crown and was most recently in theaters with Pitch Perfect 3. He is repped by UTA, Anonymous and Hansen Jacobson. 

Scott, repped by Gersh, Impression and Stone Genow, will next be seen in Sony's Venom.

Hauser, who is repped by CAA and Principato-Young Entertainment, will next be seen in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman.