Unscripted: Judd Apatow & Steve Buscemi discuss 'The King of Staten Island'
In the latest entry in our Unscripted series, director Judd Apatow and co-star Steve Buscemi answer fan questions about firemen, working with family, and they discuss some of their favorite movies.
Their latest film, 'The King of Staten Island' is loosely based on the life of its star Pete Davidson, whose father was a firefighter that died at the World Trade Center on 9/11, when Davidson was 7.
Here's the official synopsis for the film:
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 film also stars 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 King of Staten Island' will be available on demand and streaming on June 12, 2020.