Judd Apatow has confirmed on Twitter that King of Staten Island starring Pete Davidson will skip theaters and premiere on VOD on June 12. The movie was slated to premiere in theaters on June 19 but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, movie theaters remain closed.
King of Staten Island is based on Davidson’s life and is directed by Apatow. Apatow and Davidson co-wrote the movie with former SNL writer David Sirus. The movie would have made its world premiere at SXSW then played at the Tribeca Film Festival but both events were canceled due to safety precautions.
King of Staten Island follows Scott (Davidson) who has a case of arrested development after his firefighter father died when he was 7. Scott is in his mid-20s and hasn’t achieved anything who must now deal with his grief and move forward as the people around him do. The movie also stars Maude Apatow, Marisa Tomei, Ricky Velez, Moises Arias, Lou Wilson, Bel Powley, Bill Burr, and Steve Buscemi.
Universal was the first of the big studios to forgo a theatrical release with Trolls World Tour. Warner Bros. recently announced that Scoob would premiere on VOD, while Disney will be releasing Artemis Fowl on Disney Plus instead of delaying its release to a different date.
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