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Judd Apatow & Pete Davidson Channel Star’s Story For ‘The King Of Staten Island’ – Contenders Film

Judd Apatow & Pete Davidson Channel Star’s Story For ‘The King Of Staten Island’ – Contenders Film

Judd Apatow has shown a skill for crafting vehicles for offbeat comic personalities that channel elements of their lives and the things that make them so appealing. After doing this with Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Lena Dunham and Amy Schumer, Apatow channeled the slacker charm and energy of Pete Davidson, the Saturday Night Live cast member who as a child lost his firefighter father in 9/11.

Davidson’s character in Universal’s The King of Staten Island, Scott Carlin, can’t seem to get launched. He is frozen in his ambition and unable to connect to his girlfriend played by Bel Powley, or anyone else for that matter. He’s faced with a catalyst for change when his mother kicks him out of his house, a move that leads him to bunking in a local firehouse where Scott’s father, who was killed in a fire, was a local legend. After

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