According to The Hollywood Reporter, Director Jeffrey Blitz is following his Oscar-nominated documentary Spellbound with the feature Rocket Science for indie production company Duly Noted. The film is one of eight new films in the development and production pipeline for the Los Angeles-based company headed by Effie Brown.
Science centers on average 15-year-old boy Hal Hefner (Reece Thompson), who despite his terrible stuttering joins a high school debate team. He soon finds himself immersed in the ultracompetitive world of high school debating. Like the story's protagonist, Blitz suffered from a stuttering problem at an early age, which he credits with starting his fascination with speech and storytelling.