Lonely Island guys partner up with Judd Apatow for Universal movie
Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone, who made their comedy bones as The Lonely Island trio that specialized in Saturday Night Live digital shorts like “Lazy Sunday,” and “D–k in a Box,” will produce and star in a Universal movie co-produced by Judd Apatow. The plot remains under wraps, though it’s set in the world of music, a logical choice since Lonely Island has released three studio albums. (They were also partially responsible for “Everything Is Awesome,” the contagious hit from February’s The LEGO Movie.)
Schaffer and Taccone will co-direct. Both have experience behind the camera, as Schaffer helmed Hot Rod and The Watch and Taccone directed MacGruber, some episodes of Parks and Recreation, and Samberg’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine.