Marisa Tomei Joins Pete Davidson in Judd Apatow Comedy (Exclusive)
Apatow is directing and co-wrote the script with Davidson and Dave Sirus.
Marisa Tomei, the Oscar winner who plays Aunt May in the current Spider-Man movies, will star opposite Pete Davidson in Universal’s untitled comedy being made by Judd Apatow.
Apatow will direct the feature, which is set to shoot this summer in New York City, and he also is producing with Barry Mendel, his collaborator on such comedies as Bridesmaids, This Is 40 and The Big Sick.
Universal’s senior executive vp production Erik Baiers will oversee for the studio.
Details on the logline are being kept under lock and key, but it is known to be a coming-of-age comedy set in Staten Island and will use elements from the life of Davidson, the stand-up comedian who became a breakout on NBC's Saturday Night Live. The script was written by Apatow, Davidson and Dave Sirus.
Tomei will play Davidson's mother.
Bel Powley and Bill Burr are already on the call sheet for undisclosed roles.
The comedy is scheduled for a June 19, 2020, release.
Tomei, a three-time Oscar nominee, stars with Isabelle Huppert in Frankie, a drama set to be unveiled at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. The actress will follow her trip to the Croisette by reprising her role of Peter Parker’s favorite (and only) aunt, May Parker, in Spider-Man: Far From Home, which is slated to open July 5.
Tomei is repped by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and Paul Hastings LLP.