The Lonely Island Movie Retitled Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Plot Details Emerge


Judd Apatow’s The Lonely Island movie may have ducked under the radar shortly after it earned the green light at Universal, but today the musical comedy has emerged with a new title and synopsis to boot.

Now, the feature formerly known as Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie will be released as Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping in early June. Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone are behind the lens, with the delightfully tongue-in-cheek plot centering on Andy Samberg’s budding singer/rapper Conner4Real who, after releasing his sophomore album to dire reviews, faces a crisis of confidence.

After reigning supreme for so long, Samberg’s musician is “no longer the dopest star of all” and reunites with his former band members to stage a comeback. Set in the “world of music” expect big name cameos to feature, with Justin Timberlake’s mother lover surely a shoo-in.

Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone will headline Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping when it hits theaters on June 3. Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows and Maya Rudolph are among the early cast list.


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.