The Lonely Island Movie: Andy Samberg, Judd Apatow Teaming Up For Feature Film
The Lonely Island – the satirical comedy and music group featuring Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – currently has a movie in development with Judd Apatow onboard as a producer.
The Lonely Island Movie
Universal Pictures is developing The Lonely Island’s feature after acquiring a pitch from the group. Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone will star and produce the comedy along with Apatow (Knocked Up, Bridemaids, This Is 40).
The Lonely Island achieved fame during Samberg’s stint on Saturday Night Live, which ran from 2005 to 2011. Schaffer and Taccone were writers on the NBC comic sketch show. Among their best known music videos were for “D–k in a Box,” “I’m on a Boat,” “Jizz in My Pants,” “Like a Boss” and “Lazy Sunday.”
The Lonely Island has also released three albums – Incredibad (2009), Turtleneck & Chain (2011) and The Wack Album (2013). For The Wack Album, The Lonely Island was able to assemble an impressive roster of artists, including Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, Hugh Jackman and Lady Gaga.
“We just get a big board of celebs and put their picture up and blindfold darts, just throw it at them,” Samberg joked in an interview with uInterview last summer. Taccone added, “Darts. Yeah. And you’re like, ‘Yeah, that seems impossible to get that person, let’s go for that.’”
Schaffer and Taccone, in addition to writing and starring, will direct the forthcoming movie.