Pete Davidson stars in hilarious first trailer for Judd Apatow's The King of Staten Island

Ian Sandwell
Photo credit: Mary Cybulski - Universal

From Digital Spy

Pete Davidson has his first major movie role in the upcoming The King of Staten Island and we've now got a hilarious first trailer.

Directed by Judd Apatow, Davidson co-wrote the comedy with Apatow and former Saturday Night Live writer Dave Sirus. It was set for a cinema release, but is now being released on video-on-demand on June 12.

The trailer showcases much of what we've come to expect from vintage Apatow comedies, from drug-fuelled jokes to pop culture references, all seasoned with a serious emotional streak.

Davidson plays Scott, a burnout stuck living with his exhausted ER nurse mother (Marisa Tomei) on Staten Island.

Photo credit: Mary Cybulski - Universal

Scott's firefighter father died when he was 7 years old and ever since, Scott has achieved little and his dream of becoming a tattoo artist doesn't look like it's happening because, as you see in the trailer, he's not very good.

When his younger sister (Maude Apatow) heads off to college, his mother starts dating a firefighter (Bill Burr), much to Scott's dismay. But it could be just what Scott needs to resolve his grief and move forward with his life.

The King of Staten Island also stars Bel Powley, Steve Buscemi, Pamela Adlon, Ricky Velez, Moises Arias and Lou Wilson.

It will be available to rent at home on Friday, June 12, following in the footsteps of Trolls World Tour, The High Note and The Lovebirds in skipping a cinema release in the US and UK.

Photo credit: Universal

Davidson and Apatow made the announcement of the release change in a video last month, where Davidson joked: "Dude, what is going on with our movie? Am I still going to get an Oscar?"

The King of Staten Island is available to rent at home from Friday, June 12.

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