"The Late Bloomer" Gets Two Simmons

J.K. Simmons, Johnny Simmons (no relation), Brittany Snow and Jane Lynch are set to star in Kevin Pollak's comedy "The Late Bloomer" for Eclectic Pictures and Ineffable Pictures. Filming has begun in Los Angeles ahead of a shift to Bulgaria.

Based on Ken Baker's 2001 memoir "Man Made," the story follows the E! news correspondent's experience of going through puberty for the first time at age thirty after having a pituitary tumor removed.

The benign tumor rested against his pituitary gland and delayed his puberty and normal development. Though the tumor's removal restored him to hormonally normal masculinity, it resulted in him having to experience all the effects of puberty over an extremely condensed three-week period.

Johnny Simmons portrays the lead who works as a sex therapist in an office headed by Lynch's character. Snow portrays the girl next door, while J.K. Simmons and Bello play his suffocating parents.
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'The Late Bloomer' begins Los Angeles shoot

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Los Angeles-based Eclectic Pictures and Ineffable Pictures have begun production on Kevin Pollak’s feature directorial debut.

Johnny Simmons, Maria Bello, Brittany Snow, Jane Lynch and Jk Simmons star in the biopic about journalist Ken Baker, who suffered from a tumor that prevented him from going through puberty until he was 27.

The cast includes Kumail Nanjiani, Beck Bennett, Paul Wesley, Ken Marino, Ileana Douglas, Charlotte McKinney, Vanessa Ragland, Blake Cooper and Lenora Crichlow.

Production on The Late Bloomer will also shoot in Bulgaria.

Joe Nussbaum, Paul A Kaplan and Mark Torgove, and Kyle Cooper and Austyn Jeffs adapted the screenplay based on Baker’s memoir, Man Made: A Memoir Of My Body.

Heidi Jo Markel of Eclectic Pictures produced with Raphael Kryszek and Jesse Israel of Ineffable Pictures.

Shooting is underway in New York on Cold Iron Pictures and The Film Arcade’s Don’t Think Twice starring Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, [link
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