Andy Samberg's Lonely Island Comedy Lands Summer 2016 Release Date
Judd Apatow is producing the movie for Universal.
Universal and Judd Apatow's untitled The Lonely Island movie will hit theaters June 3, 2016.
The comedy stars Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, members of The Lonely Island comedy troupe. Schaffer and Taccone are co-directing the film, now in production in Los Angeles.
The project takes aim at the fluffy music documentaries of recent years such as Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never and Katy Perry’s Part of Me. It centers on a rapper whose latest album bombs and he must do the unthinkable: a reunion concert with his former boy band.
Apatow is producing alongside Rodney Rothman, Samberg, Taccone and Schaffer. Executive producing is Morgan Sackett (Seinfeld).
Lonely Island made a name for itself making industry-skewing music videos for Saturday Night Live. Apatow’s latest directorial effort, Trainwreck, opens July 17.