There is apparently a Fyre Festival film in the works, and it involves Seth Rogen.
For those of you who live under a rock, the doomed music festival has been in the news a ton ever since Hulu and Netflix both released documentaries on the absolute disaster. I encourage you to watch both of them. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)
The Daily Beast reported the following Friday from an interview with Lonely Island member Jorma Taccone:
In addition to MacGruber, Taccone is developing a feature-film spoof on the Fyre Festival in collaboration with his Lonely Island cohorts (Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg) and Seth Rogen. He says he’s seen Netflix’s Fyre documentary three times—though hasn’t caught the Hulu one yet—and envisions the project as a satire along the lines of Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
“Oh yeah,” he says, grinning. “I don’t want to divulge all the details but we’re figuring it out right now. You’ve seen the docs, right? It’s crazy. This is something that Akiva and Seth cooked up, and we’re figuring it all out right now.”
My friends, let’s just go ahead and book this movie for an Academy Award right now. Seth Rogen as a Billy McFarland style character would be hilarious.
Could you imagine the Lonely Island crew and Rogen together? That is comedy gold just waiting to be unleashed on the world.
The Fyre Festival might be the most comedic event in modern entertainment history. It was a disaster on every single level. If there’s one man capable of bringing out all the laughs, it’s Rogen. I have no doubts about that at all.
There’s no release date yet for this movie, but you know that I’ll keep you updated with what I know.