It was bound to happen eventually – The Lonely Island are getting their own movie. The comedians, who got their start making funny and mildly offensive youtube videos are now collaborating with Judd Apatow on a full-length feature. The trio have come a long way since their first videos – so far they have three excellent comedy albums and have done some memorable work for shows like Saturday Night Live and Brooklyn 9-9.
The Lonely Island - Andy Samberg [l], Jorma Taccone [m] and Akiva Shaffer [m] are back with a bigger project than ever before.
Soon, longtime fans – who are not all frat boys, we’re sure – will be able to see the trio on the big screen, in their own production. The trio have already done some film work in the past, starting with 2007’s cult comedy Hot Rod.
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Now, according to Variety, Universal has picked up Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Shaffer’s pitch and the three comedians are hard at work on a script. Shaffer and Taccone are also set to direct, with Apatow producing. Apatow has a strong comedy background, so the quartet should work well together.
Currently, there is no information about the overall plot, production schedule or release dates. Watch this space for more information as the project develops.
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Jorma Taccone will direct along with Lonely Island partner Akiva Shaffer.