Actor and filmmaker Seth Rogen is teaming up with comedy group The Lonely Island to make a movie about a disastrous music festival.
The comedy star took to social media on Saturday (29Apr17) to joke about the backlash against the now-cancelled Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, claiming the real-life controversy sounds like it was ripped directly from the fictional film he is already developing.
Following accounts of the horrific experiences at the failed event in the Exuma Cays, organized by Ja Rule and tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland, Rogen posted on Twitter: “This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG.”
This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 28, 2017
The Lonely Island, made up of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer, seemingly confirmed the collaboration. “For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our idea,” the comedy trio replied.
Rogen and The Lonely Island have yet to offer up further details about their planned film collaboration.
Fyre Festival ticketholders paid thousands for what was billed as a luxury festival experience, but they instead found themselves staying in makeshift tents and eating bad food, while the concert area itself was not even set up for performers including Major Lazer, Tyga, Pusha T, and Desiigner.
The three-day festival, which had been due to take place over two weekends, was cancelled on Friday (28Apr17), the opening day, with organizers Ja Rule and McFarland apologising to guests and promising refunds, free VIP passes to next year’s Fyre Festival in the U.S., and a charitable donation to the Bahamas Red Cross Society to make amends.