The Fyre Festival doc sure was a blast, wasn’t it?
Obviously I’d heard of that dumpster fire of a festival when I first saw the now infamous picture of that cheese sandwich, but I had no idea how much lying and covering up actually went into putting on that sh*t show.
Thankfully it was brought to most people’s attention by Netflix – who also introduced BJ king and meme lord, Andy King, to the masses – and now everyone’s aware of its notoriety.
But as it turns out, there’s actually a spoof film in the works by none other than Seth Rogen, who hilariously said the idea of a festival going horribly wrong was his first.
Almost two years ago, when the events of Fyre Festival unfolded, both Rogen and The Lonely Island (a sketch comedy group consisting of Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Taccone) tweeted that they were actually working on a movie with a premise similar to Fyre Festival.
‘This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG,” Rogen tweeted at the time. The Lonely Island added, “For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our idea.”
News of the project has been quiet since then but now The Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone has assured fans the project is still going ahead.
Speaking to the Daily Beast, Taccone said:
“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 continued that he has seen Netflix’s Fyre doc three times and that he envisions their project as a satire similar to the 2016 concert mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stoppping.
And perhaps best of all, he confirmed that an Andy King look-alike will likely be included in the film, seeing as Taccone is a huge fan of the event producer.
“I was like, I would hire that dude for anything…Hire that duded!” Taccone told the publication “That guy is champion.”
I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if King himself made a cameo in the film.
And in other FF news, restaurant worked Maryann Rolle, who said she lost $50,000 (£39,000) of her life savings because of the festival, has had a GoFundMe page set up for her.
It has already raised over $200,000 so at least there’s some good news to be had from the disaster.
In terms of what the film will look like, though, I imagine there’ll be some stoner moments just thrown in for the sake of it. This is Seth Rogen after all.
James Franco will probably turn up at some point too.
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