The Lonely Island Begins Production on Comedy About Boy Band Reunion

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Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone of The Lonely Island attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. 

Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, also known as The Lonely Island, have begun production on their untitled musical that Judd Apatow is producing for Universal.

The trio are starring in the feature, while Schaffer and Taccone direct.

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The project takes aim on the fluffy music documentaries of recent years such as Justin Bieber's Never Say Never and Katy Perry's Part of Me. It centers on a rapper whose latest album bombs and he must do the unthinkable: a reunion concert with his former boy band.

Apatow is producing with Rodney Rothman, Samberg, Taccone and Schaffer. Executive producing is Morgan Sackett (Seinfeld).

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Shooting is underway in Los Angeles.

Lonely Island made a name for itself making industry-skewing music videos for Saturday Night Live. Apatow’s latest directorial effort, Trainwreck, opens July 17.


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