Pete Davidson and Judd Apatow team up for semi-autobiographical film

The film, which will be released by Universal Pictures, will start filming in New York City this summer

Clarisse Loughrey
Wednesday 30 January 2019 09:38
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Pete Davidson is set to co-write and star in a semi-autobiographical film directed by Judd Apatow.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the film, which will be released by Universal Pictures, will start filming in New York City this summer. No title or plot details have been revealed.

The film will mark the first directorial project for Apatow since 2015’s Trainwreck, which stars Amy Schumer as a woman with a fear of commitment who falls in love for the first time.

Davidson, who is one of Saturday Night Live’s current cast members, has been forthright about his personal struggles in the past: his firefighter father died in service during the September 11 attacks, he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease as a teenager and was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in 2016.

He most recently starred in Big Time Adolescence, which makes its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. In it, he plays a college dropout who takes a 16-year-old teen under his wing.

He also has roles in upcoming comedies What Men Want and Going Places.

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