The Lonely Island is the latest “Saturday Night Live” favorite to get the big screen treatment. Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer’s music group will be at the center of a new movie from Universal Pictures that will be produced by Judd Apatow.
Variety reports that the trio will star in and produce the comedy, which is currently untitled. It will be set in “the world of music.” Taccone and Schaffer will co-direct the project.
Taccone, Samberg and Schaffer formed the Lonely Island before they were hired at “Saturday Night Live,” but the group rose to prominence thanks to their Digital Shorts for “SNL.” The Lonely Island released two studio albums: 2009’s “Incredibad” and 2011’s “Turtleneck & Chain.”
Some of their breakout hits include “D*** in a Box,” “I’m On A Boat” and “I Just Had Sex.” Hopefully their film will feature some of the musical talents who have appeared in The Lonely Island’s music videos, like Akon, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Michael Bolton and Hugh Jackman.