Lonely Island Movie Gets an Official Title, Adds SNL Veterans Tim Meadows and Sarah Silverman
One of the most pleasant surprises of the past week was learning about The Lonely Island’s upcoming comedy film, which the hilarious trio are co-producing with Judd Apatow. That’s already enough to guarantee our interest, but the film is slowly stacking its casting deck, recently adding Sarah Silverman, as well as fellow SNL veteran Tim Meadows, and British actress Imogen Poots. In addition, the movie now has an official title.
Deadline reports the casting of SNL vets Tim Meadows and Sarah Silverman, as well as the official title: Conner4real. That sounds like it’s definitely in keeping with the vibe of the film, which centers on a rapper (Andy Samberg) who reunites with his former boy band pals (Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, who are also directing) when his solo career flames out.
Meadows will play Samberg’s overworked manager, while Silverman will play his wry publicist. The Wrap adds that Imogen Poots is in talks to join the cast as Samberg’s love interest.
The film is said to have a satirical bent, riffing on concert documentaries like Katy Perry: Part of Me and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. These vanity project documentaries blend concert footage with intimate, behind the scenes looks at the personal lives of their subjects.