Since it worked so damn well for “Trolls : More of that shite”, Universal has opted to release Pete Davidson-starrer “The King of Staten Island” to Digital, instead of releasing it in theaters since… well, nobody smart will be re-opening any theaters in June.
Arriving June 12 in your lounge room, the Judd Apatow-produced comedy is reportedly a loose account of Davidson’s own-life. Abrams’ daughter Maude, Oscar winner (or not…) Marisa Tomei, and Bel Powley are among the cast.
“Scott (Pete 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 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.”
Watching those ‘live-at-home’ eps of “Saturday Night Live” the last couple of weeks, it’s pretty clear Davidson -and Kate McKinnon, but you know that – are the real MVP’s over there, so this should be well worth a squiz.