The Oscar-winning actress has landed a lead role on the Judd-Apatow — Pete Davidson comedy.
The still-untitled project for Universal hails from Apatow and Davidson who co-wrote the script along with Dave Sirus. According to sources the project is a coming-of-age comedy set in New York and is a semi-autobiographical story of Davidson growing up in Staten Island.
Tomei, who plays Aunt May in the current Spider-Man features, will play Davidson’s mother. Bel Powley and Bill Burr are also on the call sheet for undisclosed roles.
Apatow is the founder of Apatow productions through which he developed a variety of television series including the acclaimed Girls. He also directed The 40-Year-Old Virgin(2005), Knocked Up (2007), Funny People (2009), and This Is 40 (2012).
Davidson stars on Saturday Night Live. His TV credits also include Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Jim Gaffigan Show.
The comedy is set to shoot this summer in New York City, and is scheduled for a June 19, 2020, release.