- Fyre Festival was a complete disaster.
- Seth Rogan and The Lonely Island were apparently working on a movie about a failed music festival when it happened.
- Jorma Taccone told the Daily Beast they were still working on the film.
- He also said Andy King – from Evian water bottle fame – was a “champion.”
By now, pretty much everyone knows that Fyre Festival was a disaster, and not the star-studded, gourmet catered experience that ticket buyers were promised.
Back in 2017, just after the dreaded event took place, Seth Rogan and comedy band The Lonely Island tweeted about how they were working on a film about a festival that doesn’t go as planned.
— The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) April 28, 2017
“This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG,” Rogan tweeted.
The Lonely Island, formed by the comedy trio Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone, retweeted Rogan saying they were thinking about suing Fyre Festival for stealing their idea.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Taccone said they were all still working on it, and it would be a bit like their film “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” which was a comedy mockumentary about the music industry.
“I don’t want to divulge all the details but we’re figuring it out right now,” Taccone told the Daily Beast. “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.”
After watching the documentary three times, Taccone said he became a big fan of Andy King – the man who became an internet meme sensation after his story about performing oral sex to free Evian water bottles from Bahamian customs.
“I was like, I would hire that dude for anything … Hire that dude!” he said. “That guy is a champion.”
Last month, Rogan tweeted “Don’t forget…” with an article that reported on their plans. Actor Adam Shapiro replied to the tweet saying he could play Marc Weinstein, the music festival consultant in the documentary.
If you need someone to play I guy like this. You got my number. pic.twitter.com/cogxcytttb
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