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‘The King Of Staten Island’ Trailer: Pete Davidson Struggles With Growing Up & Letting Go In Judd Apatow Comedy

Pete Davidson The King Staten Island

Judd Apatow’s comedy starring Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson is due to hit VOD on June 12, and Universal has today unveiled the first official red band trailer. Check it out above as Davidson’s character struggles with growing up and letting go, even though he’s in his mid-20s. The film was expected to make its world premiere at SXSW with further play at the Tribeca Film Festival. Both events were canceled because of the coronavirus lockdown.

The story is based on Davidson’s life. He plays Scott, a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. In his mid-20s, he’s achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister (Maude Apatow) heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother (Marisa Tomei) and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey (Bel Powley).

But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter (Bill Burr), 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. Steve Buscemi and Pamela Adlon also star.

Apatow directs and wrote the script with Davidson and former SNL writer Dave Sirus. The film is produced by Apatow for his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel.




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