Going through puberty as a kid is a part of life no matter how embarrassing it may seem at times, but what if puberty didn’t hit until you were thirty?
The Late Bloomer is loosely based on Ken Baker’s 2001 memoir “Man Made: A Memoir of My Body.” Baker’s book recounts his story of going through puberty for the first time in his late twenties after having a pituitary tumor removed.
Kevin Pollak, who is best known for his roles in such films like “A Few Good Men” originally submitted his name for the role of the father in the movie, but was asked by the producers of the film if he would direct instead after having made his directorial debut with a documentary entitled “Misery Loves Comedy” at Sundance.
The roll of the father would eventually go to J.K. Simmons who Pollak joked in an interview was “a much better choice than me.”
Johnny Simmons stars in “The Late Bloomer” as a 30-year-old sex therapist who has never gone through puberty. His world then turns upside-down after the removal of a benign brain tumor.
The Late Bloomer opens in theaters on October 7, 2016
Cast: Johnny Simmons, J.K. Simmons, Maria Bello, Brittany Snow, Jane Lynch, Kumail Nanjiani, Beck Bennett, Paul Wesley, Ken Marino, Illeana Douglas, Charlotte McKinney, Vanessa Ragland, Blake Cooper and Lenora Crichlow.