Paul Wesley, best known as vampire Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, is starring in The Late Bloomer, the directorial debut of actor Kevin Pollack, according to Deadline. The film will also star Jane Lynch, Brittany Snow, Maria Bello, Ken Marino, and recent Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash).
The film tells the story of Pete, who is knocked out in a basketball game, resulting in the discovery of a tumor that had caused problems with his hormonal system. After the tumor is removed, Pete experiences what would normally be years of puberty in a matter of weeks.
The film is based on the story of journalist and author Ken Baker, who battled a brain tumor that prevented him from going through puberty until age 27. His experience resulted in the non-fiction book Man Made: A Memoir.
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