Sometimes you’ve got to take one step back to take two steps forward. This is what Judd Apatow is doing for his upcoming film The King Of Staten Island.
It’s also a film he’s giving the young up and coming talent a chance to shine on the big screen like Pete Davidson. The film is the Saturday Night Live breakout star’s feature film acting debut, which he co-written with Apatow. It’s a film that also has a personal touch, all about his experience of growing up in the New York State. A comedy that leans more towards Trainwreck than one of his straight up comedies.
Universal Pictures have released the UK Red Band Trailer. If you find profanity offensive, beware this trailer will likely to offend. If you love comedy in all it’s forms, you’ll love this…
This summer, Apatow directs Saturday Night Live breakout Pete Davidson in a bracing comedy about love, loss and laughter on Staten Island.
Scott (Davidson) has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister (Maude Apatow, HBO’s Euphoria) heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother (Oscar® winner Marisa Tomei) and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys —Oscar (Ricky Velez, Master of None), Igor (Moises Arias, Five Feet Apart) and Richie (Lou Wilson, TV’s The Guest Book)—and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey (Bel Powley, Apple TV+’s The Morning Show).
But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter (Bill Burr, Netflix’s F Is for Family), it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.The film also stars Steve Buscemi as Papa, a veteran firefighter who takes Scott under his wing, and Pamela Adlon (FX’s Better Things) as Ray’s ex-wife, Gina.
The film also stars Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Amy Schumer and Kumail Nanjiani. Like Pete Davidson they promise a host of young comedic talents making their big screen debut’s.
If circumstances were different The King Of Staten Island probably would have had a cinematic release. Universal Pictures are releasing this one on 12th June for rent or download.