Universal Pictures says filming has begun on their no longer top secret Lonely Island movie with Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone. Judd Apatow is producing and Schaffer and Taccone are co-directing the comedy set in the world of music.
Taccone, Samberg and Schaffer formed Lonely Island back in 2000 and created SNL‘s popular Digital Shorts. Fan favorite digital shorts include “D**k in a Box” (with Justin Timberlake), “Lazy Sunday” (a rap about The Chronicles of Narnia), “The Natalie Portman Rap,” “YOLO (featuring Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar),” “I Just Had Sex (featuring Akon),” and “I’m on a Boat (featuring T-Pain).”
“Not to be hyperbolic, but we are seriously zazzed about this movie,” stated The Lonely Island.
“I have begged these fine gentlemen to allow me to produce one of their films since day one,” added Apatow, “and finally they decided my whining needed to come to an end.”
Samberg, Taccone and Schaffer are also involved as producers with Morgan Sackett executive producing.
-By Rebecca Murray
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