The Lonely Island film ‘to send up fluffy Justin Bieber-style music documentaries’

The 'top secret untitled movie' started shooting in Los Angeles earlier this week

The Lonely Island have started shooting their “top secret untitled movie” in Los Angeles, the film’s producer Judd Apatow has revealed.

Sharing the news on Twitter, Apatow also posted a new promo picture of the comedy music trio – Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – sipping liquor in the back of a limousine.

Though the film is supposed to be “top secret”, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that it will apparently send up “fluffy music documentaries” like Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never and Katy Perry’s Part Of Me. Samberg is said to be starring as a rapper who is forced to reunite with his former boyband when his latest rap album tanks.

Meanwhile, Sarah Silverman will reportedly appear in a supporting role as the rapper’s long-suffering but quick-witted publicist. Schaffer and Taccone are directing the film with Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone serving as producers alongside Apatow.

The Lonely Island first found success in the mid-00s when they were hired as Saturday Night Live writers and their videos for spoof songs like ‘Dick In A Box’, ‘Jizz In My Pants’ and ‘I Just Had Sex’ went viral online. They have now released three albums and collaborated with artists including Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg.