Pete Davidson Joins Judd Apatow’s Next Movie
Davidson and Apatow are combining forces
January turned out to be a pretty great month for Pete Davidson. The SNL star’s latest release, “Big Time Adolescence,” was a hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and he just signed on to be the star in Judd Apatow’s next film.
The new comedy doesn’t have a title yet, but Judd Apatow will direct the film, and it’s scheduled to hit theaters on June 19, 2020. Produced by Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel, the film will be the follow-up to Apatow’s 2015 hit comedy “Trainwreck,” which starred Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, and Brie Larson. That comedy opened at number-three at the box office, behind “Ant-Man” and “Minions,” but made over $30M during the film’s debut before going on to make over $140M worldwide. Hader was another SNL pick for Apatow, and Davidson will be hoping to repeat the success of the film.
Apatow and Mendel have produced some pretty big hits over the last few years, including “The Big Sick,” “Bridesmaids,” “This Is 40,” and “Funny People.”
As we mentioned earlier, Davidson currently starred in “Big Time Adolescence,” which was written and directed by Jason Orley and was one of the featured submission at Sundace this year. The film, which follows a teenager who is being negatively influenced by his best friend, a college dropout, also stars Machine Gun Kelly, Jon Cryer, and Sydney Sweeney.
June 2020 already has some big titles on the schedule. Warner Bros. Pictures is starting off the month with “Wonder Woman: 1984,” and Universal Pictures is releasing the new horror-thriller reboot of “Candyman” from director Nia DaCosta and writers Jordan Peele & Win Rosenfeld. The other big releases that Davidson’s film will have to compete with is an untitled Disney/PIXAR film and the new “Top Gun” installment from Paramount Pictures.
Other than Davidson, no other casting announcements have been made at this time, but we should hear more about the film when it starts production later this year.