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- Posted on Dec 14th 2010 2:00PM by Brian Voerding
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Twenty-five years after the group's first hit single and video, '(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!),' stole the airwaves and launched the band to superstardom, Yauch (aka MCA) has directed a short film that will premiere at Sundance this January. The film is called 'Fight for Your Right Revisited' and the only synopsis available is this short tease: "After the boys leave the party ..."
The cast is a comedic dream team, many of whom are best known for the kind of outrageous slapstick that made the original video a classic. Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Jack Black and Elijah Wood all star as band members.
On top of that, there will be guest appearances by Susan Sarandon, Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst and Ted Danson. The Beastie Boys will be there, too, in cameos as police officers.
This newest farce might be an attempt at a revisionist history, given that the original song and video, meant to poke fun at the bad-boy anthems of the '80s, was largely lost on the masses. Yauch himself was quoted as saying "it sucks" in the liner notes of the Beastie Boy's 'The Sounds of Science' anthology.
There's no word on when the film might be released to the masses. The Beastie Boys still plan to release their first studio album in four years, 'Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2,' in spring 2011.