Pete Davidson’s coming-of-age dramedy, ‘Big Time Adolescence’ has been picked up by Hulu. In November producers revealed that the movie, directed and written by Jason Orley, would be showcased on the Sundance Film Festival. After its debut in the festival, the film had a 90 % on Rotten Tomatoes rating with nearly-unanimous praise of Davidson’s leading performance.
Now, Hulu has acquired the movie’s rights in a $4-million deal. ‘Big Time Adolescence’ follows the story of a suburb teen, played by Griffin Gluck under the guidance of his best friend (Davidson), who is a college dropout.
Aside from Davidson and Gluck, the movie features Machine Gun Kelly, Sydney Sweeney (The Handmaid’s Tale), Thomas Barbusca (The Mick), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), and Oona Laurence (A Bad Moms Christmas).
One of the most famous scenes of the film is one where Machine Gun Kelly gives Davidson a tattoo, as they both wanted the scene to be fully authentic, that’s what really happened: MGK inked a tattoo on Davidson.
‘Big Time Adolescence’ is the fourth film from American High, a recent partnership between Jeremy Garelick and Mickey Liddell. Also producing the film with the duo are Mason Novick (500 Days of Summer), Will Phelps, Ryan Bennett, Amy Breuer, and Glen Trotiner (Holly Slept Over, Banana Split), Pete Shilaimon (Megan Leavey), Michael Glassman (Dog Days), and Michelle Knudsen
Hulu didn’t disclose when the film would be available on their platform.