The Lonely Island – the Popstar crew of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer – confirmed Rogen’s tweet, joking that they were considering legal action Fyre co-founders Ja Rule and Billy McFarland for infringing on their plot.
It’s unclear whether Rogen and the Lonely Island’s music fest film is an actual project or a joke at Fyre’s expense.
On Friday, organizers shut down the inaugural Fyre Festival, a luxury music fest stationed in the Bahamas, after early arriving attendees found a garbage-strewn, half-constructed site that was lacking many of the promised amenities that festivalgoers shelled out thousands for.
The plight of the Fyre festivalgoers reached notoriety Friday as photos of the celebrity chef-crafted meals – a cheese and bread sandwich – and resort-like villas – disaster relief tents – went viral. Attendees soon found themselves stranded in the Bahamas after the festival was postponed.
Ja Rule later apologized to attendees and promised everyone would be refunded their money. In a Rolling Stone interview, McFarland admitted that the massive undertaking that is coordinating a music festival overwhelmed the inexperienced organizers but pledged that Fyre would return in 2018.