This looks incredible. There's no other way around it. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping looks fast, funny and biting- all things that are right in the wheelhouse of The Lonely Island. This was a great little tease, but its style leaves a lot of questions about the direction that the film is headed. Is it a mockumentary? A Zoolander-esque tale of a dimwitted superstar? Something else entirely? At this point, who knows. And honestly, I'm not sure if it really matters at all. But if they go towards the first option, this could be the greatest musical mockumentary since This is Spinal Tap. From the trailer, directors Schaffer and Taccone have seemingly tapped (pun intended) into the tone of both Rob Reiner's 1984 classic and the current climate of the musical industry. On top of that, Samberg's Conner4Real looks like the perfect mix of Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, and Macklemore and if the script is really good, he has the potential to be an iconic character. Everything about this looks great so far and I'm hoping for a terrific summer comedy with some classic Lonely Island musical numbers.
In addition to a bunch of celebrity cameos, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping stars Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader, Will Forte, Joan Cusack, Martin Sheen, Imogen Poots, Tim Meadows and Will Arnett and will hit theaters on June 3.