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The King of Staten Island Is Arriving On Demand

Over his storied career, Judd 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.

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, played by Maude Apatow, heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother (Marisa Tomei) and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey, played by Bel Powley.

But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray (Bill Burr), 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 as Ray’s ex-wife, Gina. 

For his first major film project, Pete Davidson surrounded himself on set with close friends, family members, and longtime idols alike. He made it a point to showcase rising stars, many long overdue for their break. The warmth of these real-life relationships on and off-screen give resonance to a story of family that is as painfully relatable as it is funny. 

Check it out as it becomes available on-demand June 12th, 2020!

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