Currently, Karen Gillan can be seen on the big screen in “Thor: Love & Thunder,” where she is reprising her role as Nebula. With “Late Bloomers,” a multigenerational coming-of-age comedy that serves as Lisa Steen’s feature film debut, she will take a vacation from the Marvel world. The movie, which just wrapped up filming in Brooklyn, stars Gillan, whose most recent credits include “The Bubble” and “Dual,” according to Deadline.
In “Late Bloomers,” produced by We’re Doin’ Great and Park Pictures, Louise (Gillan), a lost millennial, fractures her hip while intoxicated and must undergo physical rehabilitation. There, she befriends Margaret Sophie Stein, an ageing Polish woman who does not speak English. And it’s because of this odd bond that she finally has the strength to confront her mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Louise’s mom is played by Talia Balsam.
Anna Greenfield wrote the script, which is “loosely based on her experience living in Brooklyn in her 20s.”
With “The Party’s Just Beginning,” a dark comedy that she also wrote and acted in, Gillan made her feature film directorial debut. She has also appeared in “Jumanji” and “The Big Short” on the big screen.