Screenwriters:Joe Nussbaum, Paul A. Kaplan, Mark Torgrove, Kyle Cooper, Austyn Jeffs
Starring:Johnny Simmons, Maria Bello, Brittany Snow, Jane Lynch, J.K. Simmons, Kumail Nanjiani, Beck Bennett, Paul Wesley, Ken Marino, Illeana Douglas, Charlotte McKinney, Vanessa Ragland, Blake Cooper, Lenora Crichlow
"The Late Bloomer" is based on the life story of noted journalist and author Ken Baker, who battled with a skull base tumor that wreaked havoc on his hormonal system and prevented him from entirely going through puberty until age 27. Baker's experience inspired his non-fiction book "Man Made: A Memoir of my Body." Using the book and Baker as a comedic jumping off point, "The Late Bloomer" tells the story of Pete Newmans, whose arrested development makes him an ideal counsel for restraint as a sex therapist. As he simultaneously falls in love and surgery cures his condition, Pete wrestles with a flood of emotions, as well as the reactions of friends, family and enemies as he copes with the wrenching changes in his life and body.
In the film, Dr. Peter Newmans (Johnny Simmons) works as a sex therapist in an office headed by Caroline (Jane Lynch). He’s got two well-meaning wingmen in Luke (Beck Bennett) and Rich (Kumail Nanjiani) and his young friend Josh (Blake Cooper). His suffocating parents James (JK Simmons) and Brenda (Maria Bello) bemoan his lack of a girlfriend. There’s a perfect candidate in the girl next door, Michelle, (Brittany Snow) but she’s dating a quintessential alpha male. After Pete is knocked out in a pick-up basketball game, ER doctors discover his tumor and after it’s removed, he experiences what would normally be years of puberty in a matter of weeks. Against those odds, can Pete master his raging manhood and get the girl?