Lonely Island team to make new film for Universal

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 August 2014
Andy Samberg

Andy Samberg

Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and JormaTaccone have been tasked with creating a new movie for Universal

The Lonely Island team are making a new movie for Universal.

The comedy triumvirate - which comprises Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone - were the brains behind 'Hot Rod', the 2007 comedy film that also featured Isla Fisher, Danny McBride, Will Arnett and Ian McShane.

And they have just been tasked by Universal with creating an hilarious new film, though details of the eagerly-awaited flick remain few and far between.

It has, however, been revealed that it will centre on the music scene, which is sure to chime with the boys' penchant for creating humourous rap songs, a popular feature of their appearances on US comedy show 'Saturday Night Live'.

All three members of the team will write and star in the film, with Judd Apatow handed the responsibility of producing what is sure to be a much-hyped movie.

Thus far, the Lonely Island team have failed to transfer their popularity among TV watchers to success at the box office, but they - and Universal - will be hoping that the new flick will mark a change in their fortunes.

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