The King of Staten Island will begin its reign at the 2020 South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW on Wednesday announced 103 titles joining its slate of film and episodic offerings, including Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson’s semi-autobiographical comedy, which will serve as the festival’s opener. The buzzy film — starring and co-written by Davidson and directed by Judd Apatow — centers on a burnout living with his mom (Marisa Tomei) on Staten Island. Image zoom Mary Cybulski/Universal Pictures Other notable films joining the lineup include the Issa Rae-Kumail Nanjiani rom-com The Lovebirds; writer Kelly Oxford’s directorial debut, Pink Skies Ahead, a coming-of-age tale inspired by one of her personal essays; and Bad Trip, a hidden-camera comedy starring Eric André, Lil Rel Howery, and Tiffany Haddish in a tale of two best friends embarking on a cross-country road trip filled with pranks. Among episodic premieres heading to the Austin, Texas-based festival are TNT’s adaptation of Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 thriller Snowpiercer; showrunner Nasim Pedrad’s Chad; and Central Park, an ensemble comedy about a group of caretakers (Josh Gad, Leslie Odom, Jr., Tituss Burgess, Kristen Bell, and more) who band together to save the titular New York City park. Also… Read full this story
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