The first red band trailer has been released for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, the first feature film from comedy musical group The Lonely Island.
Targeting the current state of the celeb and pop-focused music industry, Lonely Island members Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone have penned a film that sees Samberg playing Conner4real, a popstar Simon Cowell says “is saving the music industry.” Schaffer and Taccone direct.
The jabs aimed at the business and artists like Justin Bieber are pretty obvious, and there’s a great energetic tone to boot. We didn’t really expect it, but this looks like it could actually be fun. Watch the red band trailer, featuring a ton of familiar faces, below.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping will be hitting the U.S. on June 3.
Rundown for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping:
Universal Pictures’ Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is headlined by musical digital-shorts superstars Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, collectively known as The Lonely Island. The comedy goes 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.
The latest comedy from blockbuster producer Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Superbad, Knocked Up) co-stars Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows and Maya Rudolph and many of the biggest names in comedy and music in cameo performances. Co-directed by Schaffer and Taccone and written by The Lonely Island trio, Popstar is also produced by Rodney Rothman (producer of Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall; co-writer of 22 Jump Street), as well as Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone.