Gillan will star opposite Margaret Sophie Stein, Jermaine Fowler, Kevin Nealon, and Talia Balsam in the comedy directed by Lisa Steen.
The Marvel star shared a synopsis of her character in the movie as well as an image of herself in the film on her Instagram account.
The synopsis reads: “An aimless 28-year-old Brooklynite lands in the hospital after drunkenly breaking her hip being stupid. An encounter with a cranky elderly Polish woman who speaks no English leads to a job caring for her. Neither likes it, but it’s time to grow up.”
“Late Bloomers is playing SXSW film festival” wrote Gillan in the post.
Adding: “I loved making this film so much.”
The movie is written by Anna Greenfield and is loosely based on her experiences of living in Ney York in her 20s.
The film is centred on Louise (played by Karen Gillan) and her friendship as it blossoms with an very unlikely person.
Karen Gillan has had a hugely successful career in television and film since leaving Doctor Who in 2013, a show in which she achieved international stardom playing Amy Pond opposite Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor. Her screen hits have included appearing as Ruby Roundhouse in the Jumanji movies and as Nebula in the MCU.
She has also featured in a number of smaller critically acclaimed movies including Dual (pictured above) and The Party’s Just Beginning.
Gillan was most recently seen on screen in Thor: Love and Thunder and the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and will reprise her character in the Marvel Universe once again in 2023 in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3.
Fans of Doctor Who may be hoping that Gillan may make a return to the series for the 60th-anniversary specials of the BBC science fiction show in November 2023. The three special episodes overseen by Russell T Davies will have David Tennant back in the TARDIS as the Fourteenth Doctor and fans are hoping for more high-profile alumni from the show to return.
Gillan has certainly not dismissed the idea of a return one day. When asked last year, she said “never say never” – so fans can continue to hope.