Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, John C. Reilly, and Jack Black to star in Beastie Boys Sundance short

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
December 8th, 2010

One of the first albums I bought on cassette when I was a young troublemaker, not even old enough to have money to buy things like cassettes on my own, was the Beastie Boys' debut Licensed to Ill. Similarly, one of the first music videos I remember staying glued to MTV for the chance that I might catch it was "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)." Both were iconic, with the album's cigarette butt-like crashed airplane on its cover and the video's thrashed party scene featuring the Boys themselves. Now fellow Beastie turned writer/director Adam "MCA" Yauch will revisit the famous music video with a short film entitled FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT REVISITED. The even better news? It will star Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, John C. Reilly and Jack Black as the party crashers and thrashers!

The short is said to pick up where the video left off, when the trio leaves the party. It's unknown at this point if MCA, Mike D., and Ad-Rock will also star or if a few of the above actors will actually portray them (based on the picture above of Rogen, Wood, and McBride I'd say there's a good chance). Guess we'll find out soon enough, as REVISITED will premiere at this year's Sundance in January. Either way, this most definitely fits the definition of "ill."

Need a slap in the face to take you down memory lane? Check out the original video for "Fight For Your Right" after the break!

Source Sundance, BeastieBoys.com, JoBlo

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