There has never been a story quite like this! Coming to theaters this fall is the true-life comedy The Late Bloomer. To celebrate director Kevin Pollak's latest project, we have a tantalizing one-sheet that teases one man's dire dilemma. But it's one problem we're not too sure many of you will be able to identify with!
The Late Bloomer is based on Ken Baker's book of the same name, which is subtitled 'A Memoir of My Body'. It hits book stores and online outlets on September 27th. Just a few days later, Momentum Pictures will release the film in theaters on October 7th. Kevin Pollak is working from a script by Joe Nussbaum, Mark Torgove, Paul A. Kaplan, Kyle Cooper, and Austyn Jeffs, from a story by Joe Nussbaum and Gary Rosen.
In The Late Bloomer, Dr. Pete Newmans (Johnny Simmons) is a successful sex therapist whose practice is devoted to helping people re-channel their sexual impulses. When his doctors discover a pituitary tumor that has delayed his onset of puberty for 15 years, Pete undergoes what would normally be years of puberty in a matter of weeks. Mood swings, voice changes, acne and, of course, near uncontrollable erections greet Pete as he tries to navigate life as both a horny 15 year-old kid and a 30 year-old desperate to be a complete man and get the girl of his dreams.
Johnny Simmons is joined by a stellar ensemble cast that also includes Maria Bello, Brittany Snow, Jane Lynch, J.K. Simmons, Kumail Nanjiani, Beck Bennett, and Paul Wesley. The Late Bloomer will be facing some stiff competition at the theater, where it will go up against two big Oscar contenders in Fox Searchlight's slave drama Birth of a Nation and Universal's Girl on the Train. It will also be opening against Friend Request and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, along with a whole bunch of limited releases included The Greasy Strangler, The Blinky Bill Movie, and Better Off Single.
Best known as an actor, Kevin Pollak cut his directing teeth with the TV show Vamped Out, which he co-created. His first directorial feature was the documentary Misery Loves Comedy, which tries to answer the question 'Do you have to be miserable to be funny?' and features over fifty of the most popular comedians from all around the world. The Late Bloomer marks Pollak's first turn as a narrative filmmaker. And as you can tell by the first poster, it is sure to be a crowd pleasing, if somewhat 'uncomfortable' treat. The first trailer should be arriving shortly. In the meantime, check out this sneak peek thanks to Momentum Pictures.