Ray Romano's 'Somewhere in Queens' Costars Sadie Stanley & Jacob Ward Discuss Working with Romano as a First-Time Director
- Category: Interviews
- Created: Thursday, 20 April 2023 16:41
- Published: Thursday, 20 April 2023 16:55
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Ray Romano transitions to the director's chair with his feature film debut, SOMEWHERE IN QUEENS starring himself, Laurie Metcalf, Sadie Stanley and Jacob Ward. Sadie and Jacob describe what it was like working with Romano in front and behind the camera.
SOMEWHERE IN QUEENS opens in movie theaters April 21.
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.
Directed by Ray Romano
Written by Ray Romano and Mark Stegemann
Produced by Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Ray Romano, Mark Stegemann
Starring Ray Romano, Laurie Metcalf, Tony Lo Bianco, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jennifer Esposito, Jacob Ward, Sadie Stanley, Dierdre Friel & Jon Manfrellotti