STATEN ISLAND SUMMER Trailer Features a Boatload of SNL Cameos

     July 1, 2015


The first trailer for the indie comedy Staten Island Summer has been released online, and it is chock full of familiar faces. Written by Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost, the film tells the story of two recent high school graduates and their last summer as lifeguards before they head off for college. It’s a premise that’s been covered countless times before, but Staten Island Summer was inspired by Jost’s own experiences, and he enlisted a ridiculous number of SNL alums to appear. Surrounding the film’s stars Graham Phillips (The Good Wife) and Zack Pearlman (The Inbetweeners) are folks like Bobby Moynihan, Will Forte, Cecily Strong, Fred Armisen, Kate McKinnon, Mike O’Brien, and many more.

The SNL cameos go a long way towards making this trailer an enjoyable affair, and while it’s well-treaded territory, Jost and director Rhys Thomas (with a boost from producer Lorne Michaels) look to have put together a really fun teen comedy.

Check out the trailer below via Yahoo!. The film also stars Ashley Greene, Jim Gaffigan, Gina Gershon, Vincent Pastore, Method Man, and Kate Walsh. Staten Island Summer is currently available on iTunes and will hit Netflix on July 31st.


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