According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tomei is set to appear in Apatow's upcoming, as-yet-untitled film, which is loosely based on the life of "Saturday Night Live" breakout Pete Davidson, who is starring. The trade reports that Tomei will be playing Davidson's character's mother, though no other details have been made available about the plot just yet.
Earlier reports about the film noted that it was a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy that chronicles Davidson's life growing up on Staten Island. The actor became a stand-up star at a young age by injecting humor into his life's greatest tragedy: The death of his firefighter father on 9/11, when Davidson was just seven years old.
Keeping that detail in mind, it seems like Tomei's role should be a substantial one. Plus, she already has some experience playing a parental figure to a young man who's experienced loss, starring as Aunt May in the new "Spider-Man" films.
Other previously-revealed co-stars include Bel Powley ("The Diary of a Teenage Girl") and comedian Bill Burr ("Breaking Bad"), though their parts are being kept under wraps for now. Production on the comedy is currently underway in Staten Island.
The film is slated for release on June 19, 2020.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]
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