We got word recently that spoof rap outfit The Lonely Island would be bringing out their own movie project with Universal. The comedy trio, fronted by SNL alum and Brooklyn Nine Nine star Andy Samberg, are working together with Judd Appatow and Appatow productions on the film. That’s all well and good, you say, but I need some details, I need some casting sheets. Well you’re in luck hypothetical reader, as it has just been revealed that British star Imogen Poots will be paddling her way to The Lonely Island… Not a great pun, but I’ll stick with it.
The Wrap is reporting that Poots, who started in last year’s Need For Speed and Filth, has been cast as Samberg’s girlfriend. Samberg’s himself will be playing a failing rapper whose latest solo album has just tanked, and so tries to reunite with his former boy band. As you’d imagine, co-Islanders Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer are starring in the film, presumably as the other members of the defunct boy band. Alongside them, SNL stars Tim Meadows and Sarah Silverman are on board as Samberg’s publicist and manager.
This role comes at a particularly busy time in Poots’ schedule. After finishing up working with Patrick Stewart in white supremacist thriller The Green Room, she’ll get to work on Terence Mallick‘s Knight of Cups. It’s not clear when Poots will start working on the Lonely Island project. Hopefully it won’t be too long, especially if the rumours that the movie will parody recent music documentaries – parodies don’t tend to work out so well a few years after the fact.
Who else would you like to see star alongside The Lonely Island?