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Pete Davidson & Judd Apatow team up for semi-autobiographical comedy film

Among the many funny folks who appeared in Judd Apatow's TRAINWRECK was Pete Davidson, who so impressed Bill Hader that he reached out to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels to tell him about the young comedian. "I told Lorne Michaels about him, said he was really funny," Hader told EW several years ago. "And then they auditioned him for a piece, and Lorne called me to say Pete got the show. I was like, 'Oh my God, that’s wonderful!'" Since then, Davidson's star has risen considerably and THR has reported that he'll be starring in Judd Apatow's next film.

Not only that, but the as-yet-untitled comedy film is being described as a semi-autobiographical story of Pete Davidson growing up in Staten Island, New York. When Davidson was seven years old, he lost his father, a firefighter, in the September 11 attacks, which was obviously a deeply traumatic event, but also one which helped to shape Davidson's comedy and his willingness to take on sensitive topics. Davidson's character in the project is even named Pete and Universal Pictures is currently looking at kicking off production in May or June. Judd Apatow wrote the script along with Pete Davidson and Dave Sirus.

In addition to his appearances on Saturday Night Live, Peter Davidson also has a number of projects over the horizon and has been receiving praise for his work on BIG TIME ADOLESCENCE, which recently debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Davidson will soon be seen in WHAT MEN WANT on February 8, 2019 alongside Taraji P. Henson and is also set to appear in GOING PLACES, a spin-off of THE BIG LEBOWSKI which features John Turturro reprising his role of Jesus Quintana.

Source: THR

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