Pete Davidson is Tatted Up and Ready to Fight Fires in Emotional 'The King of Staten Island' Trailer
Get ready for an emotional roller coaster. Pete Davidson stars as Scott Ready in the new Judd Apatow comedy The King of Staten Island. This is the first movie Apatow has directed since 2015's Trainwreck, and he has assembled a formidable cast that includes Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, and Steve Buscemi for a movie that has struggled to find a place to premiere. Island was set to have its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 13th, 2020, but was moved to the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20th, 2020 when SXSW was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When Tribeca was postponed due to COVID, Universal Pictures set a theatrical release date of June 19th, 2020, which was then changed to a VOD release on June 12th, 2020. It took a long road to get a concrete release date, but all in all, this looks like it will be worth the wait. Take a look:
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) 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 named Ray (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.
I am really, really excited to watch this. This reminds me of Honey Boy as Davidson has taken the experience of his own father passing in the September 11 attacks and found a way to portray that pain and tragedy through this film. Just like Shia Labeouf wrote Honey Boy, Davidson is credited with writing Island alongside Apatow and Dave Sirus, who turns out is currently a writer for Triumph, The Insult Comic Dog.
The most interesting part of this movie to me will be to see what the dynamic is between Davidson and Machine Gun Kelly's characters. MGK doesn't appear in this trailer, but the pair were great together in the Hulu exclusive Big Time Adolescence, and it would be a shame if the two only get a couple of minutes of screen time together.
Even if they are not on screen a ton together, it will still be fun to see Davidson get to work with great actors and actresses like Tomei, Burr, Buscemi, and even comedian Jimmy Tatro. In the hands of Apatow, this should be one of the top comedies of 2020, and we desperately need that these days. The King of Staten Island will be available VOD starting June 12th.
Will you be checking it out??
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