The first trailer for Pete Davidson and Judd Apatow‘s new film The King of Staten Island has arrived. In it, we get a close look at all of the central characters and watch as the film will toe the line between comedy and somberness.
The King Of Staten Island 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.
It also might be their only move seeing as how it was reported in April that AMC theaters would no longer be screening Universal films over their decision to put Trolls: World Tour out directly through video on-demand services. Cineworld’s Regal Cinemas also followed suit making the same move.
Even if and when they reopen, it’s unclear if people are even willing to go to such a public gathering until a coronavirus vaccine is made available.
Plus, with Trolls: World Tour testing the on-demand waters and doing so well, it makes sense for The King of Staten Island.
The trailer shows Davidson’s character Scott, who unlike his sister, didn’t go away to college. He has been in a state of arrested development since the death of his firefighter father. When his mother starts dating a new man (comedian Bill Burr), Pete Davidson begins to reevaluate his life. It culminates with him opening up to Burr’s daughter and fighting back tears as he drives.
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Before their appearance, Pete Davidson and Judd Apatow posted a video of them chatting about drugs. They also discussed how they’re holding up in quarantine. And, touched a brief bit on the semantic of on-demand. Neither of them really knows the deal.
Pete Davidson and I discuss the @thekingofsi trailer!
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The King Of Staten Island will be on-demand on June 12. Watch the full trailer below.
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