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.
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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.