It was only a matter of time before The Lonely Island made a full-length mockumentary about a Bieber-esque popstar.
The SNL comedy trio behind such classics as “Jizz in My Pants” and “I’m On a Boat” are moving onto bigger and better things. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Andy Samberg revealed details for a Judd Apatow-produced feature film.
A giant film poster was unveiled—which Kimmel called “very Bieber-y”—revealing the movie’s title: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. “We pitched other names to the studio,” Samberg told Kimmel. “I pitched them ‘Gremlins 3’ and they said, ‘No.’ So I was like, ‘Alright: Popstar: Never Stop Stopping!'”
At one point, the film was rumored to be titled Connor4Real, a moniker that’s actually going to be the name of Samberg’s character. As a press release explains, Popstar will go “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.”
Samberg’s fellow Lonely Islanders, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, directed the film, and it was written and co-produced by the full trio. Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, and Maya Rudolph will all join the troupe on-screen, making it an SNL family affair. Popstar drops on June 3 via Universal Pictures, and I’d bet a “Dick in a Box” that we’re going to get some new, viral-to-be songs before then.
The Lonely Island have already been on a boat—where do you think they’re going to go next? Let us know in the comments.