Kevin Pollak’s ‘Late Bloomer’ Bought by Momentum Pictures (Exclusive)

Kevin Pollak’s ‘Late Bloomer’ Bought by Momentum Pictures (Exclusive)
Momentum Pictures has acquired North American theatrical distribution right to Kevin Pollak’s “The Late Bloomer,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Johnny Simmons stars as a 30-year-old sex therapist who has never gone through puberty. His world turns upside-down after the removal of a benign brain tumor.

The film — Pollak’s feature directorial debut — also stars 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.

Late Bloomer” is loosely based on Ken Baker’s 2001 memoir “Man Made: A Memoir of My Body.” The book recounts the E! news correspondent’s experience of going through puberty for the first time at age 30 after having a pituitary tumor removed.

Dateline NBC” profiled Baker in 2008, when his memoir hit stores. Raphael Kryszek’s Ineffable Pictures optioned the rights to Baker’s book. In 2007, Heidi Jo Markel
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