Not A Joke: There’s A Lonely Island Movie Coming This June
The supreme source of music-based humour for eighth graders everywhere since 2009, parody-pop trio The Lonely Island are set to make their silver screen debut this June. After two years of Universal Pictures teasing their top secret film project with the group, Andy Samberg took to Jimmy Kimmel to officially announce the project.
Produced by Judd Adapatow (Trainwreck) and directed by Lonely Island members Jorma Taccone (MacGruber) and Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod), Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping will be released in the US on June 3rd, with a domestic release to follow. Take a peek at the film’s official poster, which also dropped today:
The title and poster are a riff on the genuinely cringe-worthy cinema trope of the pop artist concert documentary (think Justin Bieber: Never Say Never or Katy Perry: Part Of Me) and fits in like with early reports of the film being a comedic send-up of those “movies”. Here’s what Universal say we can expect in a few months:
“Universal Pictures’ POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING is headlined by musical digital-shorts superstars Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, collectively known as The Lonely Island. The comedy goes behind the scenes as singer/rapper Conner4Real (Samberg) faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all.
The latest comedy from blockbuster producer Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Superbad, Knocked Up) co-stars Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows and Maya Rudolph and many of the biggest names in comedy and music in cameo performances. Co-directed by Schaffer and Taccone and written by The Lonely Island trio, POPSTAR is also produced by Rodney Rothman (producer of Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall; co-writer of 22 Jump Street), as well as Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone.”
Vibe out with a ~classic~ Lonely Island tune, “I’m On A Boat” below!