Pete Davidson, Judd Apatow’s ‘King of Staten Island’ to Open SXSW Film Festival

Published on Jan 16, 2020

Pete Davidson, Judd Apatow’s ‘King of Staten Island’ to Open SXSW Film Festival

Live from Austin, Texas, it’s Pete Davidson.

The “Saturday Night Live” comedian will be opening this year’s SXSW Film Festival. The annual gathering in Austin will kick off this year with “King of Staten Island,” the much-anticipated autobiographical comedy based on Davidson’s upbringing in the New York borough. Judd Apatow, who is no stranger to SXSW, where he’s debuted many of his hit comedies in prior years, directed the film.

King of Staten Island,” which was written by Apatow, Davidson and former “SNL” writer Dave Sirus, will screen at SXSW on March 13. It opens in theaters from Universal Pictures on June 19.

“Judd Apatow has provided transcendent, exhilarating experiences at SXSW over and over starting with ​’Knocked Up​,’ then ​’Bridesmaids,’ ‘Trainwreck,’ ‘Girls​,’ ‘​The Big Sick​’ and ‘May It Last​,'” said Janet Pierson, the festival’s director of film. “This year, it’s our particular privilege to

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Author: Ramin Setoodeh