Friday, September 25, 2020
Home Movies The King of Staten Island to Release On Demand June 12

The King of Staten Island to Release On Demand June 12

-

Universal Pictures announced today that The King of Staten Island will release On Demand on June 12. The film was originally scheduled to premiere on March 13 at the SXSW Film Festival, which was canceled, and then was to screen at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20. That festival was also canceled due to current events.

The King of Staten Island was supposed to hit theaters on June 19th, but rather than making moviegoers wait, the studio is given them a chance to now watch it from home. You can watch director Judd Apatow and star Pete Davidson‘s announcement below.

Over his storied career, Apatow has elevated a series of promising young comedy talents to their first major big-screen performance, including Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Amy Schumer and Kumail Nanjiani.

This summer, Apatow directs Saturday Night Live breakout Pete Davidson in a bracing comedy about love, loss and laughter on Staten Island.

Pete Davidson in The King of 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).

Pete Davidson on Saturday Night Live

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.

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.

The King of Staten Island is directed by Apatow (Trainwreck, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) from a script by Apatow, Davidson and former SNL writer Dave Sirus.

The movie is produced by Apatow for his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel. Together, the duo shared producing credits on the Academy Award-nominated films The Big Sick and Bridesmaids, as well as This Is 40, Trainwreck and Funny People. The film’s executive producers are Pete Davidson, Michael Bederman and Judah Miller.

The King of Staten Island Poster

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links through which we earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter!

Receive all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

COMMENTS

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

LATEST NEWS

The Undoing Episode Details and Key Art Revealed

HBO has provided Vital Thrills with The Undoing episode details and the key art, featuring Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) and Hugh...

The Perfect Weapon Release Date and Trailer Revealed

The Perfect Weapon, an HBO documentary special based on the best-selling book (buy at Amazon) by New York Times national security correspondent...

Mafia: Definitive Edition Launch Trailer and Details

2K and its Hangar 13 development studio today launched Mafia: Definitive Edition, a comprehensive, built-from-the-ground-up remake of the original Mafia. You can...

Disney+ Drive-In Festival Coming to Santa Monica

From October 5-12, 2020, Disney+ will come to life at the Disney+ Drive-In Festival at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California....

Prime Video October 2020 Movies and TV Titles

Amazon has announced the Prime Video October 2020 movies and TV series. October brings new Amazon Original Movies, Series, and Specials, including...

BritBox October 2020 Schedule Announced

BBC Studios and ITV have announced the BritBox October 2020 titles, which include everything from new BritBox Originals to classic British fare....