According to Deadline, Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows is joining Lonely Island’s upcoming movie about boy band reunions, formerly known as The Lonely Island Presents: Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie but now officially titled Conner4real. Meadows is set to play Conner’s overworked, yet ever-cheerful manager. Conner will be played by fellow SNL vet Andy Samberg, as a former boy band star who attempts to break out on his own as a serious rapper, only to fail miserably and come crawling back to his former bandmates.
Conner4real is being described as a parody of saccharine pop-star documentaries like Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never and Katy Perry’s Part Of Me. Samberg’s fellow Lonely Island troupers Jorma Taccone and Akiva Shaffer are co-starring in and co-directing Conner4real.
If Samberg’s rap-career downfall has a ring of authenticity to it, it may be because he originally blazed this trail on SNL as “Blizzard Man,” a hip-hop artist who knows how to warm up a studio mic and pick out a fly wardrobe, but is “here to say” he’s an abysmally poor rapper: