From the small screen to the big screen! Pete Davidson is reportedly teaming up with Trainwreck director Judd Apatow to create a movie about his life growing up in Staten Island, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 25-year-old, who starred in the 2015 film alongside Amy Schumer, reportedly co-wrote the new script and will be the film’s leading guy. Which TBH, makes a lot of sense.
Pete has been a regular on Saturday Night Live since 2014 and has made appearances on TV series’ like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Guest Book. He also had a small role in Netflix‘s Set It Up, and in February 2019, he will appear in the remake What Men Want. Now, however, it sounds like he’ll be adding “feature film lead” to his credentials!
So what will the year’s most epic flick be called? Well, it doesn’t have a name just yet, but we do know it will be a “semi-autobiographical story of Davidson growing up in Staten Island, New York.” In other words, his infamous split with former fiancée Ariana Grande most likely won’t be featured. *Cue the womps.*
Luckily, it seems as though Pete is doing better after posting an alarming message on his Instagram page. On Monday, January 28, he cracked a joke about his time in rehab, while having a beer at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
“I love Park City, Utah, because the last time I was here, I was in rehab,” the comedian told Variety while doing press for his new film, Big Time Adolescence. “It’s nice to be on the other side of it.”
The actor sat next to his costar and friend Machine Gun Kelly while he revealed more details about his past. He admitted that he stayed at Cirque Lodge — a drug addiction treatment center — about four years ago. “It speaks wonders to your rehab facilities,” he joked as he sipped the alcoholic beverage. “It worked out great.”
He continued, “No, I love it here. There is snow. Great snow. I have actually never seen it snow here, but there is always snow.” And we love that he’s now happy and healthy. Hey Pete, give us a heads up when the movie comes out, k? We’ll be the first in line.