The untitled movie starring The Lonely Island inhabitants Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone is a mere 12 months away. Universal said today that the music-based comedy produced by Judd Apatow, which had been referred to as Conner4real, will open wide on June 3, 2016. Directed by Schaffer and Taccone, the film toplines Samberg as a rapper whose album bombs and leaves him with little career choice other than to re-form his old boy band. Tim Meadows also stars as his overworked but constantly upbeat manager.
The pic from the Lonely Island boys — known for their Saturday Night Live digital shorts/singles such as “D**k In A Box” and “Jack Sparrow” — will open against Warner Bros’ romantic drama Me Before You and Paramount’s action sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone also are producing the film, which Universal today referred to as the Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie.
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