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Lonely Island’s ‘Popstar’ – Red-Band Trailer

Lonely Island's 'Popstar' Red-Band Trailer

The musical-comedy team behind the likes of I’m on a Boat and Hod Rod launch the trailer for their biggest project to date, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

This mockumentary focuses on a singer/rapper named Conner4Real (Andy Samberg) whose sophomore album bombs and is left with little career choice than to re-form his old boy band. Imogen Poots plays Conner’s girlfriend, while Tim Meadows (SNL) is his harassed manager, and Sarah Silverman his sarcastic publicist. James Buckley (Jay from The Inbetweeners) makes his U.S. comedy debut as a member of Conner’s entourage. It’ll take potshots at fluffy music documentaries such as Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Katy Perry: Part Of Me.

The Lonely Island trio (Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone) made their name through the viral music videos they produced for SNL, including Dick in a Box, I’m on a Boat and my favourite (NSFW) –

This is their second movie as a collective, this time co-produced by Judd Apatow. Their last, 2007’s Hot Rod, got a mixed critical reception and flopped but has since become a cult favourite. Co-director Akiva Schaffer subsequently helmed the dreadful The Watch. But the music scene is The Lonely Island’s wheelhouse, their spoof albums and videos are hilarious, so this should be their most successful movie to date.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is out in the US on June 3rd.

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