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Beastie Boys Video features Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, etc…

April 15, 2011

For decades the Beastie Boys have been built their reputation not only as music stars, but video stars. Whether its “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party),” “Sabotage” or “Intergalatic,” the Boys’ groundbreaking beats always seem to find their way to our television screens, accompanied by crafty short flicks.

(L-R) Rogen, Wood and McBride play the Beastie Boys in what is one of the most anticipated music video/short films since Michael Jacksons "Thriller" dropped in 1983.

Therefore, it comes as little surprise that the Beastie Boys’ upcoming video for their next single, a follow-up video to the group’s 1987 classic “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party),” features a star-studded cast of epic proportions.

Roll call: Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman, John C. Reilly and Rainn Wilson.

There’s even brief cameos by Kirstin Dunst, Orlando Bloom, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett and Alicia Silverstone.

The video, which director Adam Yauch debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this January, runs over 25 minutes and is part music video and part storyline, following the Beastie Boys after their party ends on the original ‘Fight For Your Right’ video.

McBride described the experience best, stating, “It felt super cool. The moment you start rapping into a fisheye lens, you realize you’ve been training for it your whole life.”

You can find a preview of the video here

Spoiler Alert: McBride (MCA), Wood (Ad-Rock) and Rogen (Mike D) eventually ensue in an epically funny dance-off when they encounter the Beastie Boys of the future, played by Black (MCA), Reilly (Ad-Rock) and Ferrell (Mike D). Concluding the video is an appearance by the real Beastie Boys, dressed as cops, who toss all the hooligans in a paddy wagon and drive off.

The Beastie Boy’s new album, Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2, drops May 3rd, while the single will be available for download by April 11.

Get your popcorn ready bitches.

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