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Emma Thompson gets into character as troubled talk show host on the set of Late Night

Emma Thompson was dressed in character on Monday morning as she prepared to shoot her latest scenes on the set of forthcoming film Late Night.

The celebrated actress plays a talk show host whose career is on the brink of ruin in director Nisha Ganatra’s new film, and she looked appropriately preoccupied while idling on a sidewalk in New York’s East Village.

Sporting a sleeveless sweater and frayed jeans over a pair of distinctive platform shoes, Emma, 59, readied herself for another take as a busy shooting schedule commenced in the Big Apple, where principal photography began on April 23.

Quiet on set: Emma Thompson was dressed in character on Monday morning as she prepared to shoot her latest scenes on the set of forthcoming film Late Night

On a chilly day the British actress later wrapped up in a thick quilted coat while passing the time with an assistant.

Filming is finally underway following a troubled pre-production, during which original director Paul Feig dropped out over scheduling conflicts.

Ganatra, whose previous film and TV credits include Mr. Robot, Dear White People and Girls, was confirmed as Feig’s replacement in August 2017. 

Ready to roll: The celebrated actress plays a talk show host whose career is on the brink of ruin in director Nisha Ganatra’s new film, and she looked appropriately preoccupied while idling on a sidewalk in New York’s East Village

Ready to roll: The celebrated actress plays a talk show host whose career is on the brink of ruin in director Nisha Ganatra’s new film, and she looked appropriately preoccupied while idling on a sidewalk in New York’s East Village

John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott and Paul Walter Hauser were also recently added to the all-star roster, according to Deadline.

Adapted from a screenplay by Mindy Kaling, who also stars, the film will follow late-night talk show host Thompson, who hires her first female writer in a desperate bid to save her ailing late night talk show, and also her life. 

Elsewhere Thompson has revealed that she will direct the new Nanny McPhee musical.

Here we go: Sporting a sleeveless sweater and frayed jeans over a pair of distinctive platform shoes, Emma, 59, readied herself for another take as a busy shooting schedule commenced in the Big Apple, where principal photography began on April 23 

Here we go: Sporting a sleeveless sweater and frayed jeans over a pair of distinctive platform shoes, Emma, 59, readied herself for another take as a busy shooting schedule commenced in the Big Apple, where principal photography began on April 23 

Well wrapped: On a chilly day the British actress later wrapped up in a thick quilted coat while passing the time with an assistant

Well wrapped: On a chilly day the British actress later wrapped up in a thick quilted coat while passing the time with an assistant

The actress has written the show’s book, basing it on the 2005 film which she adapted from Christianna Brand’s Nurse Matilda stories, originally published in the Sixties.

Thompson also played the title role of the snaggle-toothed, wart-speckled nursery nurse in possession of powers that rid recalcitrant children and their parents of their worst habits. 

This time, though, she will not reprise her role as the severe-looking, black-clad nanny who wields a magic cane that makes all manner of things happen — including allowing her to materialise wherever she wants.

She told the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye: ‘We’ve just held a workshop of the first act, and we’ll do the second act in October.’ 

Coming soon: Thompson starred in 2005 film Nanny McPhee and has now written a book for the musical which is based on the movie

Coming soon: Thompson starred in 2005 film Nanny McPhee and has now written a book for the musical which is based on the movie



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