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The Lonely Island headed to the big screen

Good news, Lonely Island fans! The lovable actors/musicians behind the comedy music group are headed to the big screen.

Universal Pictures is developing the as-yet-untitled film, starring Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone. Although story specifics have yet to be released, we do know the film will be set in the music world, which means plenty of opportunities for the band to showcase new tunes.

In other words, we’re willing to bet that the soundtrack is going to be amazing.

The boys of Lonely Island began working together in 2005, when all three were on Saturday Night Live — Samberg as a cast member and Schaffer and Taccone as writers.

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Comedy genius Judd Apatow (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, This is 40) is producing, with Schaffer and Taccone set to co-direct.

Although this will be the trio’s first Lonely Island feature film, the three do have a big-screen past, having developed the 2007 comedy Hot Rod together.

No word yet on whether frequent collaborator Justin Timberlake will appear, but what would a Lonely Island movie be without one of Samberg’s best oh-so-sexy co-crooners? The duo delivered some of our favorite SNL digital shorts of all time, like hits D*** in a Box and Motherlover.

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Whether or not JT signs on, we’re pretty sure the film will feature plenty of hilarious guest spots from other celebrities, considering how many of our favorite stars have already worked with the group.

Since leaving SNL, The Lonely Island guys have released a number of hit parody songs featuring collaborations with notable artists like Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj, Robyn, Solange Knowles, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and even Hugh Jackman.

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The Lonely Island’s most recent album, The Wack Album, debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart.

No release date has been set, but you can appease your need for more Lonely Island with another look at “Jack Sparrow,” the group’s 2011 hit collaboration with Michael Bolton.

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