In 2001, entertainment journalist Ken Baker released the memoir “The Late Bloomer: A Memoir of My Body,” which tells the story of his battle with a prolactinoma, a testosterone-sapping tumor that inhibits puberty. Baker experienced late-onset puberty at age 28, undergoing rapid teenage hormonal changes well into his adult years.
Now, Kevin Pollak has adapted Baker’s memoir into the indie ensemble comedy “The Late Bloomer” starring Johnny Simmons as Dr. Pete Newmans a 30-year-old sex therapist who discovers that he has a pituitary tumor that has delayed puberty for over half his life. After receiving a simple surgery, Pete must struggle with his body changes while trying to win over the girl he loves. The film co-stars Maria Bello (“A History of Violence”), Brittany Snow (“Pitch Perfect”), Jane Lynch (“Glee”), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), and Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”). Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
Pollak is best known as an actor who has previously co-starred in such acclaimed films like “A Few Good Men,” “The Usual Suspects,” and “Casino.” He previously directed the documentary “Misery Loves Comedy,” which explored whether a comedian has to be miserable to be funny.
“The Late Bloomer” will be released in select theaters and on demand on Friday, October 7th, courtesy of Momentum Pictures.