Actor John Lithgow’s history is the history of Hollywood during the second half of the 20th century. Born into a theatrical family in the mid-’40s, Lithgow landed straight in the Broadway of the ’70s. He earned almost instant fame and fan following with his magnificent performance as a stage actor. As a product of the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he was aware of the nuances of the stage and cinematic acting.
Soon, he switched over to the cinema with the help of his buddy Brian De Palma, who cast him in the thriller, ‘Obsession’ in 1976. In 1981’s ‘Blow Out,’ Lithgow shocked Hollywood, critics and viewers alike as a cold-blooded killer. His portrayal of a transsexual footballer alongside ‘The World According to Garp,’ earned Lithgow his first Academy Award nomination.
Lithgow made it big on Television too with the popular 90s sitcom ‘3rd Rock from the Sun’. He bagged the Golden Globe and Emmy awards for his guest appearance in ‘Dexter‘ in 2010. Apart from the prolific acting career, Lithgow is a successful children’s author and songwriter with a number of titles to his credit. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next John Lithgow movie and TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming John Lithgow Levi films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest John Lithgow Levi movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
1. Late Night (2019)
‘Late Night’ is an upcoming comedy movie written by and stars Mindy Kaling. The movie has Emma Thompson as a talk show host and Mindy Kaling as a writer hired by Thompson. A recently released trailer of the movie showcase Thompson’s character Katherine Newbury as a celebrity host of a successful late-night talk show. But the rating of her program is in decline. In an exigency to find a booster plan, she turns towards her team. Mindy Kaling plays Molly, a new member of Newbury’s writing team, who is the only African-American around. Newbury wants to boast off Molly’s recruitment as a gesture to address diversity concerns within the firm.
Eventually, Molly becomes pivotal in Newbury’s efforts to make her show a fan favorite. Kaling’s Molly finds it a dual struggle of an African-American woman to survive in work space dominated by white patriarchy. Nisha Ganatra directs the movie which featured John Lithgow, Amy Ryan, Reid Scott, Hugh Dancy, Max Casella, John Early, Denis O’Hare, and Ike Barinholtz in key roles. Amazon, which has acquired the rights, has lined up, ‘Late Night‘ for June 7, 2019 release.