WEEK IN WOMEN: Karen Gillan stars in Lisa Steen’s LATE BLOOMERS – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Karen Gillan, Margaret Sophie Stein and Jermaine Fowler will star in the upcoming comedy Late Bloomers, directed by Lisa Steen and written by Anna Greenfield. Kevin Nealon and Talia Balsam will co-star. Written by Greenfield, the film is loosely based on her experience living in Brooklyn, New York, in her 20s.

Late Bloomers is a comedy about Louise, an aimless millennial (Gillan), who drunkenly breaks her hip, landing her in physical therapy. There, she acquires an elderly Polish BFF who speaks no English (Stein). This unlikely friendship gives her the courage to face what she’s been running from all along: Her mother’s younger-onset Alzheimer’s.

Frequent collaborators, Steen and Greenfield previously worked together on the short films Sundowners and Stepdaddy, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, respectively. They also collaborated on the short films Games for Girls and New Adult.

The film will be produced by Alexandra Barreto and Taylor Feltner for We’re Doin’ Great and Sam Bisbee for Park Pictures. Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Cody Ryder (Park Pictures); Wendy Neu, Franklin Carlson; Robina Riccitiello (Fierce Optimism Films); Emma Pompetti, Tegan Acton (Good Gravy Films); Hallee Adelman, Ivy Herman (World of HA Productions); Sam Slater, David Bernon, Paul Bernon (Burn Later Productions); Marc Iserlis, Ng Say Yong, Anthony Eu (mm2 Asia); Greg Beauchamp, Carter Collins (Bindery Films) are executive producers. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.