Trailer: The King of Staten Island heads to digital this June
James R | On 09, May 2020
The King of Staten Island will be released by Universal Pictures on digital platforms this June – and a new trailer gives us a proper glimpse at the latest from Judd Apatow.
The Knocked Up and Love creator will direct Saturday Night Live breakout Pete Davidson in the 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.
Co-written by Apatow, Davidson and former SNL writer Dave Sirus, the film is the latest from Universal to go straight to streaming platforms in the wake of cinemas closing due to the coronavirus pandemic – following Trolls: World Tour, The Invisible Man, Emma, The Hunt and, later this month, The High Note.
The King of Staten Island will be released as a Premium VOD title, which means it will be available to rent at home for 48 hours for £15.99. It will be released on 12th June.
Here’s the trailer: