Universal Pictures has released the trailer for the upcoming film The King of the Staten Island.
Directed by Judd Apatow from a script he co-wrote with Pete Davidson and Dave Sirus, the show revolves around Scott (played by Pete Davidson), a young man who lives with his mother, after his father, a fireman, died at work when Scott was a child. His life, which includes nothing but spending the days with this friends, changes his mom starts dating a fireman.
The official synopsis reads “Scott (Davidson) 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 (Maude Apatow, HBO’s Euphoria) heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother (Oscar winner Marisa Tomei) and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys – Oscar (Ricky Velez, Master of None), Igor (Moises Arias, Five Feet Apart) and Richie (Lou Wilson, TV’s The Guest Book) – and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey (Bel Powley, Apple TV+’s The Morning Show). But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray (Bill Burr, Netflix’s F Is for Family), 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 cast also includes Steve Buscemi as Papa, a veteran firefighter who takes Scott under his wing, and Pamela Adlon (FX’s Better Things) as Ray’s ex-wife, Gina.
The trailer reveals how Scott decides to become a firefighter, too, and makes the necessary steps to achieve this goal.
The song playing in the background and performed in a bar by Scott, Ray and their friends is the 1997 single “One
Headlight” by American rock band The Wallflowers.
The King of the Staten Island will be available on-demand June 12.