Big Tribeca Energy: Judd Apatow/Pete Davidson Film Set To Screen At Festival

Director Judd Apatow’s (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) latest film, The King of Staten Island will be among the slate of 115 new movies screening at the Tribeca Film Festival this year.

The film stars standup comic/SNL cast member/notable Ariana Grande-ex Pete Davidson (who also co-wrote), in a heavily autobiographical story about Scott, a twenty-something that is still coping with unresolved grief from the childhood loss of his firefighter father (Davidson’s own dad was a fireman who was killed during the 9-11 terrorist attacks). Marisa Tomei stars as Scott’s widowed mother (who he still lives with) and comedian Bill Burr is playing the new man in her life (also a firefighter), which - per casting - will likely have repercussions for Scott.

This will be Davidson’s first leading role, after having played supporting parts in the 2019 Mötley Crüe Netflix biopic The Dirt, John Turturro’s Big Lebowski-adjacent The Jesus Rolls, and next year’s The Suicide Squad (directed by James Gunn).

The Tribeca Film Festival (founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff) runs from April 15 through April 26.
The King of Staten Island will have its world premiere on March 13, at South by Southwest and is set for general theatrical release June 19.

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