The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the untitled project Tuesday, fresh of the heels of Davidson's Big Time Adolescence debut at Sundance. The Saturday Night Live comedian will star in the Apatow directed comedy, which has been described as a semi-autobiographical story of Davidson’s life in Staten Island. Universal has yet to provide a synopsis, but it's safe to assume the film will address Davidson's struggles with mental health as well as losing his firefighter father in the Sept. 11 attacks—topics Davidson has been fairly open about.
"I learned what death was [...] To learn how anything can just be taken away from you early gave me this sense of 'F**k it. Whatever, dude,'" he said in a 2018 Variety interview, explaining how his father's death pushed him into comedy. "I'm able to do stand-up and f**k around because hopefully the worst thing that has ever happened to me happened."
Davidson and Apatow co-wrote the film alongside former SNL writer Dave Sirus. Apatow Productions will produce alongside Barry Mendel, with Universal VP of Production Erik Baiers overseeing the project for the studio.
THR reports the film is expected to kick of production in either late spring or early summer. Stay tuned as more information about the project rolls in.