The Judd Apatow-directed film is heading straight for on-demand services on June 12 coming a week before it was expected to hit theatres initially.
Davidson and Apatow made a video joking about the status of the film. Eventually, they end up opting to call Universal and ask them to put it on demand early. You can watch that below.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) April 27, 2020
The film is a semi-autobiographical comedy of Davidson’s life growing up on Staten Island including the time when he lost his father during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
This marks the second Universal movie to hit video on-demand services instead of a theatrical release. Trolls World Tour acted as a test for companies to see if this format is working during the pandemic. The film is being offered for rental on iTunes, Amazon and VUDU at $19.99 lasting 48 hours.
Countless other films have been shifting their release dates over the ongoing shutdowns of movie theatres too.
In Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp says movie theatres in the state are able to reopen as of this week. Despite this announcement, it’s highly unlikely it will be happening right away.
Whether or not the public is willing to go to a movie theatre right now is a whole other question.
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