One of the few studio comedies we’re anticipating this summer marks the return of The Lonely Island. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, featuring Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, follows Connor4Real (Samberg) who drops his latest rap album, but it bombs, so he attempts to reunite his old boy band. Ahead of a release in just a few weeks, Universal Pictures has now dropped a new trailer.
Packed to the brim with cameos and other familiar faces, including Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader, Tim Meadows, and even Seal, it looks like a hilarious Spinal Tap riff for a new generation. Check out the new trailer below for the Judd Apatow-produced comedy, along with recent appearances from Samberg and company on various shows, and streams of the first two singles from the film ahead of the album.
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.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping opens on June 3rd.