Trailer: ‘The King of Staten Island’

THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND

Over his storied career, Judd Apatow has elevated a series of promising young comedy talents to their first major big-screen performance, including Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Amy Schumer, and Kumail Nanjiani. This summer, Apatow directs Saturday Night Live breakout, Pete Davidson, in a bracing comedy about love, loss, and laughter on Staten Island.

(from left) Scott Carlin (Pete Davidson) and Ray Bishop (Bill Burr) in The King of Staten Island, directed by Judd Apatow.

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). He 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).

THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND
Pete Davidson as Scott Carlin in The King of Staten Island, directed by Judd Apatow.

But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray (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.

Apatow directs the King of Staten Island (Trainwreck, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) from a script by Apatow, Davidson, and former SNL writer Dave Sirus. Apatow produces it for his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel. Together, the duo shared producing credits on the Academy Award®-nominated films The Big Sick and Bridesmaids, as well as This Is 40, Trainwreck, and Funny People. The film’s executive producers are Pete Davidson, Michael Bederman, and Judah Miller. Here’s the trailer –

 

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