Universal Pictures has today released the trailer for Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy-drama “The King of Staten Island,” which stars “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson in his biggest role to date.
Davidson stars as Scott, a young adult who’s life has always been turbulent since the death of his father when he was just seven. Accompanying Davidson as part of the cast includes Maude Apatow, Marisa Tomei, Ricky Velez, Moises Arias, Lou Wilson, Bel Powley, Bill Burr, Steve Buscemi, and Pamela Adlon.
The following is the synopsis for the film as posted to accompany to the trailer:
“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 heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys—Oscar, Igor and Richie —and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey. But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray, 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.”
Davidson has co-written the film alongside director Apatow and Dave Sirus. It marks Apatow’s first directed feature film since 2015’s “Trainwreck” which earned Amy Schumer a Golden Globe nomination and there will be anticipation to see whether Davidson can follow in the same success. The trailer suggests it’s a very powerful performance from Davidson, which looks both incredibly funny but also moving thanks to the film’s heartbreaking premise.
“The King of Staten Island” will be released digitally due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, with the company also having Nia DaCosta’s “Candyman” and the latest Bond installment “No Time to Die” slated for a 2020 release among others, with both having been pushed back already this year.
Below is the full trailer for “The King of Staten Island” as posted on Universal’s YouTube channel: