Judd Apatow’s The King of Staten Island Goes Straight to Streaming

April 28, 2020
The Pete Davidson biographical comedy will bypass cinemas due to COVID-19.

Originally slated for a June 25 cinema release in Australia, the latest Judd Apatow (The 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, This is 40, Trainwreck) directed film will head straight to the home in the US, and we presume in Australia as well.

In an amusing ditty posted on Apatow’s Twitter feed (making a nice break from his regular Trump bombs), he and Pete Davidson (a mainstay on Saturday Night Live) discuss their time in isolation and also the reasoning behind making the film available to the public soon, rather than waiting to find out what is happening with the reopening of cinemas.

We can’t wait, we could all use a good laugh right now.

The King of Staten Island will release as Premium VOD in the US on June 12, and presumably in Australia as well, where recent releases such as The Invisible Man and upcoming Australian film Hearts & Bones are forging the way for new releases on demand on platforms such as Google Play and Apple TV at a higher price point (around $20) than the traditional windowed release.

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