The King of Staten Island, a comedy starring Pete Davidson that is loosely based on the life of the Saturday Night Live breakout star, will be released on-demand June 12! The film was set to be released in theaters on June 19, but with the current COVID-19 pandemic Universal has decided to release the film on-demand instead. Davidson and director Judd Apatow made the announcement on Twitter earlier today in a hilarious video. Universal also released an official synopsis for the film:
Scott 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 heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys—Oscar, Igor, and Richie—and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey. But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray, 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 Maude Apatow, Marisa Tomei, Ricky Velez, Moises Arias, Lou Wilson, Bel Powley, Bill Burr, Pamela Adlon, and Steve Buscemi. Check out the full announcement from Davidson and Apatow below!