Universal has released a new trailer for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which might just be the music industry parody the world needs. Created by The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone), the story “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.”
I’ll be honest: I’m fully prepared to call this the Best Film of 2016 for the song “Mona Lisa: The Original Basic Bitch” alone. As a huge fan of another Judd Apatow-produced music-centric parody, Walk Hard, this looks like a hilarious spin on the current state of pop music infused with the silliness and music-acumen of The Lonely Island. I need this movie in front of my eyeballs now.
Watch the new Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping trailer below and click here to read Steve’s on-set interview with producer Rodney Rothman. The film opens June 3rd, and also stars Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader, Joan Cusack, Tim Meadows, Imogen Poots, and Maya Rudolph.
Here’s the official synopsis.
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.