Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson‘s The King of Staten Island (Universal, 6.19) has bailed on theatrical. Which is a shame but that’s how things are.
We’re all sick of streaming stuff at home. I for one would love to catch it at a special all-media Arclight screening for masked, glove-wearing journalists who’ve recently tested negative for COVD-19 or are otherwise willing to risk death in order to watch a movie on a big screen again. With everyone sitting three seats apart, of course. I’m willing. Especially since we’re talking six or seven weeks from now.
The new plan is for The King of Staten Island to the usual digital platforms starting on 6.12. A 48-hour rental will set you back $20 bills.
The plot of the semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy, cowritten by Apatow, Davidson and Dave Sirus, is as follows:
“Scott (Davidson) has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. As his younger sister (Maude Apatow) heads off to college, Scott, now in his mid 20s, spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys and hooking up with his best friend (Bel Powley).
“But when his mother (Marisa Tomei) starts dating a loudmouth firefighter (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 becoming Pete Davidson.”
Typical for an Apatow film, TKOSI runs 136 minutes.
The costars are Steve Buscemi, Kevin Corrigan, Ricky Velez and Domenick Lombardozzi.