‘Somewhere In Queens’ Trailer: Ray Romano And Laurie Metcalf Star In Romano’s Directorial Debut This April

Ray Romano and Laurie Metcalf are two of the all-time great names in situation comedy. The stars of Everybody Loves Raymond and Roseanne, respectively, team up in the new family comedy, Somewhere in Queens, which also marks Romano’s feature directorial debut.

Romano and Metcalf star as an Italian-American couple in Queens, who are trying to help their shy son figure out what to do with his life. While there’s some chance he’ll take on the family construction business, the boy is also a talented high school basketball player with a shot at a college scholarship.

The cast is rounded out by Tony Lo Bianco, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jennifer Esposito, Jacob Ward, Sadie Stanley, Dierdre Friel, and Jon Manfrellotti. Romano also co-wrote the screenplay with Mark Stegemann.

Somewhere in Queens opens in theaters on April 21st.

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 neighborhood friends. Happy enough working at the family construction business alongside his father (Tony Lo Bianco) and younger brother (Sebastian Maniscalco), Leo lives each week for Sticks’ high-school basketball games, never missing a chance to cheer on his only child as he rules the court as a star athlete. When the high-school senior gets a surprising and life-changing opportunity to play basketball in college, Leo jumps at the chance to provide a plan for his future, away from the family construction business. But when sudden heartbreak threatens to derail Sticks, Leo goes to unexpected lengths to keep his son on this new path.


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