Not-So-Lazy: Samberg Jumps to Big Screen
Loney Island team brings act to big screen for Paramount
Samberg is expected to star in "Hot Rod," a comedy set up at Paramount.
The film will be a showcase for the so-called Lonely Island comedy team, which includes Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. Taccone is co-starring in the Pam Brady-scripted vehicle and Schaffer will make his feature directing debut on the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Samberg will play an accident-prone daredevil who plans to jump Snake River in a moped to impress his stepfather.
Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn will produce the comedy, set to begin production in July.
Samberg went from under-the-radar "SNL" performer to an Internet sensation with "Lazy Sunday," a filmed rap about two friends enjoying cupcakes and attending a matinee of "The Chronicles of Narnia." Schaffer directed the clip and Taccone was musical director.