Film will parody soft docs like Justin Bieber's 'Never Say Never'
The Lonely Island‘s forthcoming feature-length spoof music documentary will be titled Conner4real.
That’s according to Deadline reports that confirmed the film will co-star fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus Tim Meadows as the frazzled manager of the rapper character being played by Andy Samberg.
Though Conner4real is supposed to be “top secret”, it was reported earlier this month (May 15) that the movie is being conceived as a send-up of “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 album tanks.
The comedy music trio – Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – recently started shooting the film in Los Angeles. The cast also includes Sarah Silverman, who will appear as the rapper’s long-suffering but quick-witted publicist, and Imogen Poots, who will play his love interest. Schaffer and Taccone are directing the film with all three memebrs serving as producers alongside Judd 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.