Judd Apatow’s Pete Davidson comedy adds three more to the cast
The ensemble for Judd Apatow’s Pete Davidson comedy has added actors Moises Arias (Ender’s Game), Lou Wilson (American Vandal) and Derek Gaines (The Last O.G.), who join 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), Jimmy Tatro, and Bel Powley, according to Deadline.
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.
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.