Hold up: The Lonely Island is getting a movie. Today, nothing else matters.
According to Deadline, the trio will make a musical comedy for Universal, with Judd Apatow producing.
The Lonely Island – for those unfamiliar with their turtlenecks and chains – is Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. Hired to Saturday Night Live as a team in the mid-2000s, Samberg joined the cast while Schaffer and Taccone worked on the writing staff, making a mark with the hugely successful Digital Shorts, beginning with ‘Lazy Sunday‘.
They would later win an Emmy for their Justin Timberlake collaboration ‘Dick in a Box’ and received nominations for ‘Motherlover’, ‘Shy Ronnie’, ‘I Just Had Sex’, ‘3-Way’ and ‘Jack Sparrow’. You know and love all these songs.
Another of their tracks, ‘I’m on a Boat’ amazingly scored a nod for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the Grammys.
Though they have three hit albums under their belt, their cinematic efforts haven’t been quite so successful.
Schaffer’s directorial efforts Hot Rod and The Watch performed poorly at the box office, though the former has developed a strong cult following. Same goes for Taccone’s own SNL movie, MacGruber.
Little is known about their latest project, but it feels so right.