The Lonely Island Movie Gets a Title and a First Poster
Andy Samberg stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, and while he was there, he revealed a few significant details about the Lonely Island’s upcoming movie, which Samberg made with collaborators Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, along with Judd Apatow. Universal had previously announced the project as just the “Untitled Lonely Island Movie,” but as you can see in the clip above, it is untitled no more. Henceforth, the film shall be known as Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
The pop star of the title is “Conner4Real,” played by Samberg himself. Here’s the film’s official plot description:
Universal Pictures’ Popstar: Never Stop Never Stoppping 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.
Samberg also unveiled the movie’s first poster:
“I pitched them Gremlins 3 and they said no,” Samberg quipped to Kimmel. Too bad; but Popstar looks like it works pretty well in this case. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping opens on September 3.