By Marissa G. Muller
The Lonely Island are reportedly getting the Hollywood treatment at the hands of Judd Apatow, the writer-director behind Superbad, Knocked Up, and The The 40-Year Old Virgin.
The comedic rap group and Apatow are reportedly working together on a feature-length film about “the world of music,” according to Variety.
Historically, only a small percentage of musicians have made a successful transition into film – among them Madonna, Puff Daddy and Eminem – but the Lonely Island already have plenty of acting experience under their belt.
Frontman Andy Samberg was a Saturday Night Live cast member for seven years, currently stars on the FOX sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine and has appeared in handful of movies including Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Celeste and Jesse Forever.
His groupmates Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone have also appeared on camera before in Saturday Night Live skits, music videos, digital shorts, and the 2007 film Hot Rod.
If this venture is anything like that film, it will at the very least be a cult favorite.