Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson’s The King Of Staten Island is the latest studio movie to come off the schedules and go to video on demand.

With few expecting cinemas to get anywhere close to normal business for some time to come, another studio movie cinema release is set to bypass the multiplexes and go straight to video on demand services.

This time, it’s the latest movie from Judd Apatow, his first as director since 2015’s Trainwreck hit big, with Amy Schumer in the lead role (Schumer wrote the scrit for that one too).

His new film is The King Of Staten Island, and it’s the story of Pete Davidson, who grew up in the Staten Island area of New York, lost his dad during the September 11th attacks, and turned to stand-up comedy.

Davidson and Apatow have penned the screenplay for the film, along with Dave Sirus. And the movie stars Davidson, Bel Powley, Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr and Pamela Adlon, amongst others.

The movie had been scheduled, then, for release in the US first of all on June 19th. But now Universal Pictures – who earlier this month skipped a cinema release for Trolls World Tour – has scheduled the movie for a video on demand debut for June 12th instead. Pricing has yet to be confirmed, but it’s likely to follow the £15.99 for 48 hours model when it comes to the UK.

The official announcement is expected soon. More as we hear it…

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