Judd Apatow’s The King of Staten Island, starring Pete Davidson of Saturday Night Live, will make its premiere because the opening evening movie at this yr’s South by Southwest Film Festival.
The Austin, Texas, pageant on Wednesday introduced that “The King of Staten Island” will kick off SXSW on March 13. The film, Apatow’s first fiction movie as director since 2015′s Trainwreck, is Davidson’s highest profile mission but.
Universal Pictures will launch The King of Staten Island in June. Davidson co-wrote the movie, a semi-autobiographical comedy a couple of younger man residing at residence along with his mom (Marisa Tomei) on New York’s Staten Island.
Also premiering at SXSW can be Spike Jonze’s Beastie Boys Story, which the filmmaker touts as a “live documentary experience.” Jonze shot the documentary final April over a handful of performances in Brooklyn during which Mike Diamond and Adam Horowitz inform a narrative about their group. Earlier Wednesday, Apple TV Plus introduced that it had acquired the movie with plans for a restricted IMAX theatrical launch in early April earlier than it begins streaming later that month.
Other highlights in SXSW’s lineup embrace Michael Showalter’s “The Lovebirds,” with Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani; “Critical Thinking,” an inner-city chess drama from John Leguizamo; and RZA’s “Cut Throat City,” a heist drama set in New Orleans’ Lower ninth Ward following Hurricane Katrina.
The pageant runs March 13-22.