Rachel Maddow reportedly will go on hiatus from her primetime talk show on MSNBC to focus on movie and podcast projects, including a film directed by Ben Stiller.
Maddow told staffers at the left-leaning, Comcast-owned network that she will step aside for a few weeks to devote time to her side projects, Business Insider reported on Monday.
She is expected to announce the move to viewers during Monday night’s broadcast.
Maddow will executive produce a Focus Features movie based on her book and podcast, “Bag Man,” about a political bribery scandal.
Her absence is expected to last a few weeks, after which she will return to host her nightly hour-long talk show. Maddow will also contribute to the network’s coverage of major live events.
Last year, Maddow signed a lucrative $30 million-per-year contract through 2024 to stay at MSNBC.