Pete Davidson ‘s latest film The King of Staten Island has been mysteriously pulled from cinemas in the US with “no explanation” as to why.
The semi-autobiographical film follows Scott, a man in his mid-twenties who is seriously struggling with a form of arrested development.
But despite the blockbuster being set to premiere at cinemas across the US on Friday, it was pulled at the 11th hour and instead released on video only.
A cinema owner told Variety : “There was no explanation [from Universal]. They changed their mind.”
Another told the publication: “This caused a considerable amount of ill will with customers who bought tickets online showing up for the Thursday 7pm show.”
The film’s director Judd Apatow took to Twitter last week to let fans know they will have to wait until Friday to see the film at home.
He wrote: “THIS IS AN ERROR. THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND IS ONLY OPENING ON VOD FRIDAY. IT IS NOT OPENING IN THEATERS.”
The King of Staten Island is ultimately a sweet-natured semi-autobiographical take that comes from a place of honesty.
As written in Mirror Online’s recent review of the film, Apatow’s trademark humour is present throughout the film, but the real laughs and pulling of heartstrings belongs to Davidson.
The controversial Saturday Night Live star contributed to the script, bringing with him his real-life experience of losing his firefighter father in 9/11 and the impact it had on his mental health thereafter.
Scott can be disarmingly funny, charming, unlikable, and rather unpredictable, but The King of Staten Island infuses him with such empathy that Pete Davidson will make you laugh and make you cry.
Mirror Online has contacted Judd Apatow’s reps and Universal Pictures for comment.
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