Documentaries about the disastrous Fyre Festival have been made by both Netflix and Hulu, and people still can’t get enough. Which is why it’s great news that Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island (the comedy trio consisting of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) are making a movie about a music festival that goes horribly wrong.
Taccone told The Daily Beast that the movie will be satire in the vein of Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and said, “Oh yeah. 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.”
Taccone mentioned Andy King (the event producer of Fyre who infamously said in the Netflix doc that he’d “suck d*ck” in order to fix the festival’s water issue), saying he’d gladly hire him: “I was like, I would hire that dude for anything… Hire that dude! That guy is a champion.” So it doesn’t seem unlikely that King will have at least a cameo in the film.
The movie actually wasn’t technically inspired by Fyre Festival—according to Rogen, they’d had the idea of the movie before the nightmare that was Fyre happened.
— The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) April 28, 2017