The latest target for Judd Apatow is overly full-of-themselves popstars in Popstar – the story of the latest popstar savior of the music business, Connor4Real.
Oversized entourage? Check! Over-inflated ego? Check! Overly ambitious manager? Check! Incredible cast? (Seriously: Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, Time, Meadows, May Rudolph, plus quantities of big names in the music industry) Check!
Created, written, directing and starring various configurations of comedy collective The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone), Popstar premieres on June 3rd. Check out the trailer after the break.
Popstar – In Theaters June 3
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.