Imogen Poots in Talks to Play Andy Samberg’s Love Interest in Lonely Island Comedy (Exclusive)

Sarah Silverman and Tim Meadows will co-star in the Universal movie, which Judd Apatow is producing

Getty Images

11206483_10152971048778042_2767477679612661443_o-1British actress Imogen Poots is in talks to play Andy Samberg‘s love interest in the untitled Universal comedy from the Lonely Island and Apatow Productions, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

Samberg stars as a rapper who reunites with his former boy band after his latest solo album flops. His fellow “SNL” alums Sarah Silverman and Tim Meadows will co-star as his sarcastic publicist and overworked manager, respectively.

Samberg’s Lonely Island cohorts Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer are directing and co-starring in the movie, which the trio are also producing with Judd Apatow.

Morgan Sackett will serve as an executive producer on the project, which is rumored to parody recent music documentaries such as “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” and “Katy Perry: Part of Me.” Universal executive Erik Baiers will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.

Poots recently wrapped Jeremy Saulnier’s neo-Nazi thriller “Green Room,” which just debuted to strong reviews at Cannes. She’ll soon be seen in Terrence Malick’s drama “Knight of Cups” and as the lead in Peter Bogdanovich’s comedy “She’s Funny That Way.”

Poots, who also has Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams‘ Showtime pilot “Roadies” in the can, is represented by CAA, Independent Talent Group and Morris Yorn.