Pete Davidson drops new trailer for new comedy film The King Of Staten Island

Pete Davidson drops new trailer for new comedy film The King Of Staten Island that will debut through video on demand in June

By Kevin Kayhart For Dailymail.com

Published: 09:01 BST, 8 May 2020 | Updated: 10:05 BST, 8 May 2020

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Pete Davidson was poised to make his big-screen, leading man debut in the Judd Apatow comedy, The King Of Staten Island.

But now, with movie theaters closed across the world in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the film is going to be released through video on demand.

And on Thursday the new trailer dropped ahead of its June 12 release.

Teaser: The trailer for The King Of Staten Island, starring Pete Davidson, dropped on Thursday

Teaser: The trailer for The King Of Staten Island, starring Pete Davidson, dropped on Thursday

The King of Staten Island is loosely based on Davidson's own life, after he lost his father, a FDNY firefighter, during the 9-11 terrorist attack, when he was just seven years old. 

Davidson plays Scott, a slacker in his mid-twenties who lives at home with his single mother (Maria Tomei).

Straight off the top, the trailer shows Scott spending most of his days smoking weed and hanging out with his friends.

Still reeling from the death of his father, his life gets turned upside down when his mom starts to date a loud-mouthed firefighter (Bill Burr).

Scott takes an immediate disliking to the new man in his mother's life, but it also forces him to take a good look at his plight in life, along with his grief and demons. 

Semi-autobiographical: The King of Staten Island is loosely based on Davidson's own life, after he lost his father, a FDNY firefighter, during the 9-11 terrorist attack, when he was seven

Semi-autobiographical: The King of Staten Island is loosely based on Davidson's own life, after he lost his father, a FDNY firefighter, during the 9-11 terrorist attack, when he was seven

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