Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the hilarious comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, starring Andy Samberg as a singer-rapper named Conner4Real. Directed by Samberg’s fellow Lonely Island teammates, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, the film will take audiences behind the scenes of what it is like to live the life of famous rapper Conner4Real, and watch him become humble after his latest album becomes the victim of a flop.
Since this is a red-band trailer, I caution you to hold off on watching it if you are in an office because there is some NSFW material that can be seen and heard in it. But if the coast is clear, then put on those earbuds and check out the trailer below.
Based on the film’s premise, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is poking fun at the music industry, and taking a few jabs at a few artists who have gone through the same experience as Conner4Real. Of course with celebrity cameos including Snoop Dogg, Simon Cowell, Carrie Underwood, Usher, and Adam Levine, they don’t seem to mind that they are the target of these jokes.
Overall, it looks like the kind of comedy needed for a summer season generally filled with action films.
The film also features a few SNL alums like Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, and Tim Meadows. Sarah Silverman will play Conner’s Publicist. Will Arnett also stars.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Universal Pictures’ POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING is headlined by musical digital-shorts superstars Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, collectively known as The Lonely Island. The comedy goes behind the scenes as singer/rapper Conner4Real (Samberg) faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all.
The latest comedy from blockbuster producer Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Superbad, Knocked Up) co-stars Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows and Maya Rudolph and many of the biggest names in comedy and music in cameo performances. Co-directed by Schaffer and Taccone and written by The Lonely Island trio, POPSTAR is also produced by Rodney Rothman (producer of Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall; co-writer of 22 Jump Street), as well as Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone.