Along with their forthcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2
, the Beastie Boys
have put together a short half hour film that documents versions of the group at different ages having a West Side Story-like face off, except with less finger snapping and more beer throwing. Naturally.
The various time travelling Beasties are all played by well known actors and comedians, including Will Ferrel, Seth Rogen, Jack Black, and Elijah Wood, among others, and also feature appearances from other famous faces including Susan Sarandon, Rainn Wilson, and Jason Schwartzman. As the video pays costume homage to their culturally historic music video "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)", the film has been cleverly entitled Fight for Your Right Revisited
. Directed by Adam Yauch of the band, the film was first shown at the Sundance Film Festival, and will be released to the rest of us in the coming weeks. Always champions of exaggerated statements, the Beastie Boys (or rather, their comedic alter egos) take hilarity to the next level in the film, so be sure to check out the trailer below.