American Vandal’s Jimmy Tatro signs on for Pete Davidson comedy
It’s only been a day since the last addition to the growing ensemble of Judd Apatow (Trainwreck) and Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live)’s upcoming Universal Pictures comedy. But that roster has grown once again with American Vandal vet Jimmy Tatro signing on for the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Davidson wrote the script to the film along with Apatow and Dave Sirus, which is described in the report “as a semi-autobiographical story of Davidson growing up in Staten Island, New York.” The young actor lost his father in 9/11, an event that obviously had a vital impact on his life. At age 16 he jumped into stand-up and used “stark, truthful” language on sensitive topics, including the loss of his father.
Tatro is best known for his role on the short-lived but acclaimed Netflix comedy American Vandal while also having a series regular role on the second season of TBS’ The Guest Book, also having appeared in the hit action-comedy sequel 22 Jump Street, Super Troopers 2, Smallfoot. He can next be seen in the upcoming action comedy Stuber.
The cast includes Pete Davidson (Set It Up), Oscar winner Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, Spider-Man: Far From Home), Maude Apatow (Assassination Nation, Euphoria), Pamela Adlon (Bumblebee, Better Things), Bill Burr, Machine Gun Kelly (Bird Box), and Bel Powley.
Apatow may not have directed a big screen feature since 2015, but he has kept busy with projects such as the 30 for 30 documentary Doc & Darryl, the documentary May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers, along with TV shows Crashing, Love and The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling. Barry Mendel (Funny People) will produce alongside Apatow through his Apatow Productions banner. Universal’s Senior Executive Vice President Erik Baiers will oversee the project for the studio.
Davidson joined SNL when he was just 20-years-old and has since appeared in numerous TV shows including Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Jim Gaffigan Show. He also had a bit part in the aforementioned Trainwreck and has earned critical raves for his performance in the comedy Big Time Adolescence.
The untitled comedy is set to hit theaters on June 19, 2020.