Grab Your Inflatable Microphone and Ribbon Wand, Lonely Island’s ‘Popstar: Never Stop Stopping’ is Getting a Sing-Along


Alamo Drafthouse is rolling the movie back into 26 theaters in October.

Some of us never stopped stop stopping. But for the rest of you there's still hope. The Alamo Drafthouse chain of theaters announced on Wednesday (Sept. 25) that The Lonely Island mockumnetary Popstar: Never Stop Stopping is getting a reboot, sing-along style. Yes, Conner4Real and the gang will be back on the big screen in October three years after The Style Boyz stormed theaters for the first time. 

According to a release announcing the reboot, the movie will be screened at the 26 Alamo theaters in sing-along style, complete with props (inflatable mics, glow necklaces, ribbon wands) as well as on-screen lyrics and, of course, "an American flag for you to wave around during Conner's erotic ode to patriotism." 

“The most important prop we’re providing is probably the American flags for 'Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song),'” says Henri Mazza, Alamo Drafthouse’s V.P. of Content, Sponsorship and Events in a statement. “Nothing makes me feel prouder to be an American than watching a crowd of people waving the flag while singing this patriotic tune.”

The film from the Lonely Island crew — Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone — focused on the travails of pop star Conner4Real, whose career takes a nosedive when his album flops, forcing him to reconsider a dreaded reunion with his old crew, The Style Boyz. Slow your Donkey Roll long enough to click here for more information on where to buy tickets for the film, which features Maya Rudolph, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Imogen Poots, Chris Redd, Bill Hader, Justin Timberlake, Will Arnett, Eric Andre, Emma Stone, Kevin Nealon, Joanna Newsom, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Joan Cusack, Usher, an Adam Levine hologram and cameos from A$AP Rocky, Michael Bolton, Mariah Carey, Simon Cowell, DJ Khaled, Jimmy Fallon, 50 Cent, Katy Perry, P!nk, Rihanna and Ed Sheeran.

The dynamic trio dropped their surprise "visual poem" The Lonely Island Presents:The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience on Netflix earlier this year, their loving musical tribute to famed Oakland A's home run-swatting duo Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire.

Watch the Popstar trailer below.