Beastie Boys member Adam “MCA” Yauch’s long-awaited short film, “Fight For Your Right Revisited,” has finally surfaced — in an abridged form as the group’s new video for “Make Some Noise.”
Serving as an elaborate prequel to the group’s hugely memorable clip for “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party),” “Make Some Noise” features actors Elijah Wood (who’s particularly on-point as Ad-Rock), Danny McBride and Seth Rogen portraying the Beastie Boys circa 1987. However, few could have anticipated the astonishing amount of well-known actors grabbing face time in the hilarious five-minute clip, which stands as one of the most star-studded music videos ever.
Video: Beastie Boys, “Make Some Noise”
Just a handful of the famous folks who make cameos: Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, Rainn Wilson, Steve Buscemi, Ted Danson, Chloe Sevigny, Kirsten Dunst, Maya Rudolph, Orlando Bloom, David Cross, Jack Black and John C. Reilly. Meanwhile, Will Arnett revisits his portrayal of Gob Bluth from “Arrested Development” with a hearty “Come on!” and Will Ferrell plays multiple characters, including one that’s — but of course — cowbell-loving. There’s even a vintage DeLorean!
“Make Some Noise” is the first single off the Beastie Boys’ upcoming album, “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two,” to be released May 3. “Hot Sauce Committee Part One” has seen a slew of delays following Adam “MCA” Yauch’s cancer battle, which was still ongoing as of Jan. 2011.
As for “Fight For Your Right Revisited,” Yauch’s 30-minute film from which the “Make Some Noise Video” stems, expect even more cameos from famous people. Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci open the film as the parents who get pied in the original “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” video. “Fight For Your Right Revisited” makes its TV premiere on Apr. 27 at midnight on MTV2, mtvU, VH1 Classic and Palladia.
What do you think of “Make Some Noise”? Who was your favorite cameo? Tell us in the comments below!