Everyone’s been talking about the Pete Davidson movie that filmed in Staten Island this summer, helmed by Judd Apotow with a tantalizing cast that includes plenty of comedy friends.
This isn’t that movie.
Deadline reported on Thursday that Hulu has snatched up the movie Pete did before that one. This is his first lead role in a feature film titled Big Time Adolescence. It’s obviously a coming of age story- a genre that has been responsible for a number of critically acclaimed films of late (ie Bo Burhnam’s Eight Grade and this summer’s Booksmart). Pete plays a charismatic college dropout in suburbia who supplies some destructive influence over a teenage boy played by Griffin Gluck. Jon Cryer also stars.
Hulu reportedly paid $4 million for the film which is raking in critical love for both the film and for Davidson’s performance.
Davidson’s media attracting celebrity, coupled with a reportedly strong performance should bring a lot of interest to the film.