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The "Late Night" scene is getting a new look.

The first trailer for the Sundance darling starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling has arrived. The comedy debuted in January at the festival to much acclaim and was snatched up by Amazon for a tab of $13 million.

Thompson plays late night talk show host Katherine Newbury, whose world is turned upside down when she attempts to address diversity issues by hiring her first female staff writer (Mindy Kaling). Generational clashes ensue, all while rumors swirl that the host will soon be replaced.

Think "Devil Wears Prada," but with David Letterman or Jay Leno as the boss.

Kaling wrote and produced the film, and the trailer bears all the hallmarks of her snappy, clever humor. John Lithgow, Amy Ryan, Ike Barinholtz, Hugh Dancy, and Denis O’Hare also star.

"Late Night" opens in theaters June 17.