Blumhouse has released the official trailer for James DeMonaco’s upcoming coming-of-age comedy film titled This Is The Night.

This Is The Night

The film is set in 1982 when all of Staten Island anticipates the opening of the blockbuster film, Rocky III, and an Italian American family must confront their greatest challenges just like their onscreen hero does.

A teenager from Staten Island in the summer of 1982 embarks on a quest that draws in his family members.

Here’s the trailer:

The official Blumhouse synopsis reads:

This Is The Night, the coming-of-age drama from writer/director James DeMonaco (The Purge franchise) is set in 1982, as all of Staten Island anticipates the opening of the blockbuster film, Rocky III, and an Italian American family must confront their greatest challenges just like their onscreen hero does. In the end they realize that there is only one way to live: Like there’s no tomorrow.”

The film boasts an impressive cast including Naomi Watts, Frank Grillo, Lucius Hoyos, Jonah Hauer-King, River Alexander, Chase Vacnin, and Bobby Cannavale.

This Is The Night, formerly known Once Upon A Time In Staten Island, is both written and directed by filmmaker James DeMonaco, director of the films Little New York, and The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy, and The Purge: Election Year.

This Is The Night

Universal will premiere DeMonaco’s This Is The Night on September 21st.

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