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08th May 2020

The new movie from the director of The 40-Year Old Virgin and Trainwreck looks like it’s going to make us snot-cry

Eoghan Doherty

Staten Island

“You gotta get your shit together…”

Film funnyman Judd Apatow is back with a brand new movie and he ain’t gonna let the small matter of a deathly, global pandemic get in the way of people seeing it.

Originally slated for cinematic release, the director of The 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Trainwreck recently announced that his latest movie, The King Of Staten Island, is instead going to be getting a home release from 12 June.

Starring and co-written by SNL stalwart, Pete Davidson, The King Of Staten Island is loosely based on the comedian’s own life growing up in New York, dealing with the grief of losing his father and trying to turn his life around.

The movie also boasts an all-star supporting cast including Marisa Tomei as Davidson’s mother, Steve Buscemi as a veteran firefighter and Bill Burr in what seems to be the ‘YOU’RE NOT MY REAL DAD SHUT UP STOP SLEEPING WITH MY MOM’ new boyfriend-type role.

Check out the trailer below and get ready for the crying and the laughing and the more crying and some more laughing maybe… hopefully.

Oh! And watch out for the belly button cat butthole tattoo. You’ll know it when you see it…

Clip via Universal Pictures Ireland

The King Of Staten Island will be available to rent at home on demand from 12 June

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