‘The King of Staten Island’ is a kind of semi-biographical bitter comedy about the life of actor Pete Davidson during the years he was living on Staten Island, projecting himself into the life of a boy marked by the death of his father during 9/11. . After a premiere approach in theaters, it will finally arrive at VOD on June 12 by Universal Pictures, due to the situation of the coronavirus. It means the return to the address of Judd Apatow.
Dealing with trauma
Throughout his career, Pete Davidson has been very open with the tragedies he has had to face in his life and now he is looking again to make him laugh and reflect with ‘The King of Staten Island’, also a small return to the roots for Judd Apatow, who returns to stoner comedies about immature men, but with a little more depth. In real life, Davidson’s father was a firefighter and died during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York.
According to the official synopsis:
“Scott (Davidson) has been immature since his firefighter father died when he was seven years old. He has now reached his mid-20s without achieving anything, and the dream of becoming a tattoo artist seems to be out of reach. While his ambitious younger sister (Maude Apatow) goes to college, Scott still lives with his mother, an exhausted emergency nurse (Marisa Tomei), and spends his days smoking weed, hanging out with his colleagues: Oscar (Ricky Velez), Igor ( Moises Arias) and Richie (Lou Wilson), and secretly with her childhood friend Kelsey (Bel Powley).
But when his mother starts dating a firefighter named Ray (Bill Burr), he triggers a chain of events that will force Scott to deal with his pain and take his first tentative steps to move forward in life. The film also stars Steve Buscemi as Papa, a veteran firefighter who takes Scott under his wing, and Pamela Adlon as Ray’s ex-wife Gina. ”
Accompanied by Marisa Tomei, Steve Buscemi, and Pamela Adlon, comedian Pete Davidson is shaping up to be the film’s producer and screenwriter, a change that could kick-start his film career beyond his role on Saturday Night Live. The premiere on Video on Demand platforms of ‘The King of Staten island’ will be on June 12.