Alcon Entertainment has tapped TV director Randall Einhorn to helm “Late Bloomer,” the true story of a man who undergoes puberty in three weeks.
Alcon toppers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will produce along with Heidi Jo Markel while Alcon exec VP Steven Wegner will exec produce. Warner Bros. has set an Aug. 12, 2011, release date.
Project’s based on the 2001 book “Man Made: A Memoir” by Ken Baker, which chronicled Baker’s struggle with the effects of a benign tumor that rested against his pituitary gland, which delayed his puberty and normal development, causing him frustration and embarrassment. At age 27, a successful operation to remove the tumor restored him to hormonally normal masculinity, but resulted in his experiencing all the effects of puberty over an extremely condensed three-week period.
Alcon acquired the rights in 2008 and optioned a screenplay written by Gary Rosen. The banner then re-imagined the project as a broad comedy and hired Joe Nussbaum to pen the screenplay, which Paul Kapland and Mark Torgrove (“Marvin the Martian”) have re-written.
Einhorn’s credits include “Modern Family,” “Kath and Kim,” “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.”