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The trailer for Pete Davidson‘s semi-autobiographical film “The King of Staten Island” has arrived, and it includes multiple nods to the star’s real life.

Directed by Judd Apatow and co-written by the “Saturday Night Live” star, the dramedy centers on slacker tattoo artist Scott, played by Davidson, as he deals with life after the death of his firefighter father. The trailer also shows Marisa Tomei as Scott’s mother, Margie, and Bill Burr as her new love interest, Ray.

“That’s the date my dad died,” Davidson’s Scott says at the beginning of the trailer, while showing off a tattoo on his right arm. “He was a fireman. Died in a fire 17 years ago.”

In real life, Davidson’s father, named Scott, was also a firefighter. He died on duty during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the comedian has his badge number 8418 tattooed on his left arm, according to his 2015 New York Times profile.

The film is forgoing a theatrical release and hits digital platforms June 12. The full trailer (which has some NSFW language) can be viewed here.

Apatow discussed the inspiration for the story in an interview with Entertainment Weekly published Friday. 

“The movie is an imagining of what Pete’s life might have been like if he never found comedy,” the director said. “A lot of what we discussed was how when you have a loss in your family it brings up all of these issues that take a long time to work through. By writing this movie and thinking through his life, he hopefully had a cathartic experience trying to let go of a lot of the obstacles that have complicated his life.”

In 2015, Davidson tweeted a picture of himself and his father when he was quite young.

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“Can’t believe its been 14 years,” he wrote, before adding a NSFW joke. He continued: “RIP Dad #NeverForget.”

Davidson followed that post up with a slightly more somber tweet.

“All jokes aside,” he wrote. “There’s not a day that goes by where I dont think of u. Ur my hero. Cant wait to see u again someday.”

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Contributing: Kelly Lawler

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