Release date, trailer and everything you need to know

Ray Romano is no stranger to the entertainment industry, having built his career as a stand-up comedian before finding success as the star of the popular CBS sitcom Everyone loves Raymond. But sitcoms aren’t his only specialty. Over the years, Romano has ventured into a variety of genres, and his credits include the Oscar-nominated The big sickthe crime drama Bad Education with Hugh JackmanAnd Martin Scorsese‘S The Irishmanwith Robert DeNiro And Al Pacino. With his directorial debut Somewhere in Queens (2023), audiences see a new dramatic side of Romano while remaining true to his genuine comedic spirit.

Offering audiences both heart and humor, the comedy-drama pays tribute to queens and imperfect parents who have nothing but the best of intentions for their children — even if their actions don’t come across that way. Now without further ado, here’s everything we know so far Somewhere in Queens.

Ray Romano in Somewhere in Queens
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Watch the trailer for Somewhere in Queens

The trailer for Somewhere in Queens was published by Roadside Attractions in February 2023. The film is clearly inspired by Romano’s own experiences growing up in Queens, New York. It begins with father Leo Russo and his wife Angela attending their son’s high school basketball game “Stick.” Proving to be quite a fan favorite on the court, Stick eventually attracts the attention of a basketball scout. Determined to give his son a golden opportunity to break away from the family building business and go to college as a top athlete, Leo helps secure Stick’s future by becoming involved in every aspect of his son’s life. But when poor Stick’s heartbreak strikes, their plans take a 180 degree turn and Leo goes to extremes to get his son back on track – for better or for worse.

When and where will Somewhere in Queens be released?

Somewhere in Queens is slated to hit theaters on April 21, 2023 in the United States. The film is distributed by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. The film previously had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 10, 2022, and received positive reviews from attendees. Some praised the film for its candid portrayal of a family struggling to find their way through life, while others praised the cast’s strong performance.

Who is in the cast of Somewhere in Queens?

Ray Romano plays Leo Russo, the patriarch of his humble family. Spending his entire life in the family business and living with his close-knit Italian-American relatives, he feels invisible in his real life. The only moments he felt important or recognized were when he was involved in his son’s basketball journey. Joining Romano is Laurie Metcalf, plays his wife Angela Russo. With an impressive career in film, television and theater, you may recognize Metcalf from her role as Jackie Harris on the hit TV show roseanne or from popular movies like lady bird, Uncle BuckAnd toy story. She is a highly regarded stage actress who has acted in numerous productions such as A Doll’s House, Part 2which earned her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

Jacob Wart Stars as “Sticks”, the son of Leo and Angela. Before Somewhere in QueensWard has been involved in several short films such as gutted And forever always. It will play his high school sweetheart, Dani Brooks SadieStanley, who is best known for her starring role as Kim Possible in the Disney Channel original film of the same name. She has also acted in the Netflix film The Overnight and the TV series dead to me.

Somewhere in Queens also boasts an impressive roster of supporting cast, including Jennifer Esposito from the Prime Video series The young, Sebastian Maniscalco out of The Irishman, Jon Manfrellotti, who played Gianni Everyone loves Raymond, Tony Lo Bianco out of The French Connection, Eric Griffin out of workaholic, June gables out of FriendsAnd Jennifer Simard (girl5eva).

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Who’s doing somewhere in Queens?

Ray Romano and Laurie Metcalf in Somewhere in Queens
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Romano is set to star and direct alongside Laurie Metcalf in a new untitled film in February 2021 from a screenplay he co-wrote with Markus Stegeman.

He can look back on more than 30 years of successful career in the film and television industry. Somewhere in Queens is the first project in which Romano has taken over the director’s chair. In an interview with People, Romano confessed that he was initially “terrified” of the prospect. Only after some persuasion from his agent did he decide to venture into the world of directing.

“[…] with [Somewhere in Queens], it was such a personal thing and my agent was the first to suggest I direct. I told them my concerns, the technical side of it. And only him [advised me]“Surround yourself with a good cameraman, a good one [assistant director], and you will be fine. And you know what you want to see.”

Romano’s co-writer on the screenplay Mark Stegemann is a screenwriter and producer known for his work on the television series scrubs And preacher. Before Somewhere in QueensStegemann has previously worked with Romano, having produced several episodes of Romano’s TNT show, men of a certain age (2009-2011). Amy Green And Chris Stinson are the executive producers of the project with Romano, Stegemann, Albert BergerAnd Ron Yerxa as producers and Ally Romano working as a co-producer. The music for the film is included Markus Orton, Maceo Bishop is the cameraman and the film editing is by Robert Nassau. Somewhere in Queens is produced by Papa Al Productions and Bonafide Productions and distributed by Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate.

When and where was Somewhere in Queens filmed?

Well, as you might have guessed Somewhere in Queens was filmed in New York City. Principal photography for the film began on April 19, 2021 and ended on May 14, 2021. Some additional scenes were also shot in June 2021 in White Plains, New York.

So what exactly is the plot of Somewhere in Queens about?

Below is the official synopsis for Somewhere in Queens:

Leo Russo (Ray Romano) lives a simple life in Queens, New York with his wife Angela (Laurie Metcalf), their shy but talented son Sticks (Jacob Ward), and Leo’s close-knit network of Italian-American relatives and friends from the neighborhood. Lucky enough to work at the family construction business alongside his father (Tony Lo Bianco) and younger brother (Sebastian Maniscalco), Leo lives for Stick’s high school basketball games every week and never misses an opportunity to cheer on his only child while he rules the place as a star athlete. When the high school senior gets the surprising and life-changing opportunity to play basketball in college, Leo jumps at the chance to develop a plan for his future away from the family construction company. But when a sudden heartbreak threatens to derail Sticks, Leo makes unexpected efforts to keep his son on this new path.” Release date, trailer and everything you need to know

Dustin Huang

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