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Beastie Boys to Fight For Your Right on the big screen

Rapper Adam Yauch, who recently took a break from music to battle cancer, has written and directed the movie, which focuses on the making of the trio's 1986 video for (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!).

Yauch will be played by McBride in Fight For Your Right Revisited, while Wood will play Adam Horovitz and Rogen will take on the role of Michael 'Mike D' Diamond. Will Ferrell. John C. Reilly and Jack Black will also take on the roles of the bandmembers during the film.

The star-studded cast also features Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci, while a number of famous faces have signed up to make cameos including Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst and Ted Danson.

All three real Beastie Boys will also make brief appearances playing cops.

Fight For Your Right Revisited is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January (11).

Orlando's character is Johnny Ryall.

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Wow, this is the first time I've heard about this one! I am also happy to see him in a movie with Elijah, Kirsten and Susan Sarandon again, even if it is just a cameo. :)

Thank you Rene for bringing this over. :hug:

Kim

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Beastie Boys Revisit 'Fight for Your Right' in Star-Studded Film

Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch has decided the party isn't over, and he's invited an all-star crew to join in the revelry.

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 s****" 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.

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Thanks for this Sunstar. If it is playing at Sundance in January, it is presumably complete, so how did it miss everybody's radar until now? :blink: When was it filmed?

T.

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Thanks for this Sunstar. If it is playing at Sundance in January, it is presumably complete, so how did it miss everybody's radar until now? :blink: When was it filmed?

T.

Yeah, I am with you there Tahiri. Orlando definitely slipped this one in when no one was looking. :lol:

Kim

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Thanks for this Sunstar. If it is playing at Sundance in January, it is presumably complete, so how did it miss everybody's radar until now? :blink: When was it filmed?

T.

Yeah, I am with you there Tahiri. Orlando definitely slipped this one in when no one was looking. :lol:

Kim

Amen to that! Should be interesting to read the reviews though.

Thank you Sunstar.

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What great news Sunstar! :cheer2: Boy, Orlando can be sneaky when he wants to be, right ladies? :teehee:

looking forward to seeing this! :highfive:

reeceehorses :snoopy:

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Any ka-Bloomies going to be in Utah in a couple of weeks? :shiver: This is showing at Sundance as a part of a shorts program. It is listed as follows:

Fight for Your Right Revisited

Adam Yauch 2011

Categories: Shorts

Run time: 30 min. | aka: Fight For Your Right Revisited | U.S.A. | color

Here's the schedule and the films included.

Shorts Program I


8:30 PM, Thu, Jan 20 - Park City
9:00 AM, Fri, Jan 21 - Park City
3:30 PM, Sat, Jan 22 - Salt Lake City
11:30 PM, Wed, Jan 26 - Park City
9:00 PM, Sat, Jan 29 - Salt Lake City

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Cool (or is that Cold?), Patty, thanks! I'm wondering if that means they'll have it on Sundance Channel down the road a bit? They tend to show those shorts that screen at the Festival.

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Is anyone trolling for pictures of people at Sundance? Orlando could be there. I would but I don't know where to look for photos.

I hope this film gets some press and distributor-love during Sundance.

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I'll check from time to time, but I'd be REALLY surprised if he were there. Baby Flynn is still too young to be out in public (those vaccinations, y'know) and I doubt he wants to be away from him, or Miranda, for very long.

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Review from MTV.com

Warning - Spoilers!

'Fight For Your Right Revisited': Inside Scoop From Sundance

We got a first look as the Beastie Boys short starring Elijah Wood, Seth Rogen and more premieres with a comic take on the 1987 classic.

PARK CITY, Utah - The description seemed deliberately vague: "After the boys leave the party .."

That was how Adam Yauch described his Sundance entry "Fight for Your Right Revisited," a short film that tells the story of what happened to the Beastie Boys following the events of their 1987 music video of the same name.

We knew Elijah Wood would play Ad-Rock, Seth Rogen would portray Mike D and Danny McBride would slip on a leather jacket to become Yauch's MCA. But would the short be a music video? A more traditional comedic exploration? No one seemed to have a clue.

Even McBride and Wood didn't know what the heck the short was all about when we caught up with them before the Sundance premiere on Thursday night. "I'm just as curious as you are what this is going to be!" McBride laughed.

Not long after we chatted with the cast, MTV News sat down to take in "Fight for Your Right Revisited," and now we can finally answer those lingering questions (beware of spoilers below).

The short film, which runs about 20 to 25 minutes, is part music video, part improv-heavy comedy. It begins directly after the conclusion of the '87 video, with the Beasties crawling out of the party-mad apartment in a cloud of smoke, the original tune playing in the background. They head down the stairs and immediately run into the parents of the kids whose party they crashed. Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci play the parents.

From there, Rogen, Wood and McBride head out onto the New York City streets - the film was apparently shot in three days on the Warner Bros. lot in Los Angeles - looking to keep the party going. They bust into a bodega, steal a couple six-packs of beer and head back out. At that point, the short transforms into a music video, with the Beasties rapping into the camera and guzzling beer as they walk.

"It felt super cool," McBride told us earlier. "The moment you start rapping into a fisheye lens, you realize you've been training for it your whole life."

The film continues to alternate between music video rampages and dialogue-heavy comedic scenes. It's also overflowing with a staggering number of celebrity cameos. One of the short's biggest takeaways - beside the fact that the Beasties can still deliver top-notch tunes - is that Yauch can call up pretty much anyone and get him or her to do the favor of appearing in his film. Celebs making appearances include Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Ted Danson, Alicia Silverstone, Will Ferrell, Rainn Wilson, Jack Black and John C. Reilly.

The short takes surreal turns at times, as when the Beasties end up in a limo with two metal music fans played by Dunst and Maya Rudolph. They all drop acid, Wood gets stabbed in the belly and it turns out that Ferrell is driving the car. Such delightful weirdness peppers all of "Fight for Your Right Revisted."

"There was just an air of fun to it," Wood explained.

The short's chief pleasure is simply that it exists, that Yauch is revisiting a song the band largely swore off back in the '80s. Some scenes crackle with comedic verve, thanks to the talents of some of Hollywood's most reliable improv talents. Other scenes could have benefited from a trim or two in the edit room. The music is vintage Beastie stuff; fans won't be disappointed on that front. As the Beastie Boys themselves, Wood, McBride and Rogen don't so much channel their real-life counterparts as simply seem to be having an utter blast. The audience at the premiere was right along with them.

The short reaches a bizarre climax when the Beasties encounter a "Back to the Future"-esque DeLorean. Parked inside are older versions of the group: Black as MCA, Ferrell as Mike D and Reilly as Ad-Rock. Turns out, they're from the future and claim to be the true Beastie Boys. The only way to settle the dispute, apparently, is with an old-school hip-hop dance-off. Their LOL-inducing dance moves lead, not entirely strangely at this point, to the six men in a contest, each one, literally, spraying their cohorts with steady streams.

The short wraps up with the appearance of the actual Beastie Boys, dressed up like cops. They shove the two competing sets of Beastie Boys in a paddy wagon and drive off. A title card reads, "To be continued. Check back in 25 years."

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Well, there's a trailer out - and the language is PG-13/R, so be careful when you turn up those speakers. :lol: No info on a release, but they're promoting the Beastie Boys' new album, so maybe the video is available then.

Lots of Elijah, but I can't see Orlando in it. (But you gotta love the cowbell at the end. :thumbsup: )

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Channel [V], Australia will premiere Fight For Your Right Revisited on Thursday 21 April, 2011.

TV Tonight

Beastie Boys: Fight For Your Right Revisited

By David Knox on April 15, 2011 Filed Under Pay TV

Channel [V] will screen Beastie Boys short film Fight For Your Right Revisited, which marks the 25th anniversary of their debut album, as part of a global release on April 21.

It features celeb names including Danny McBride, Elijah Wood, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, John C. Reilly, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom.

The 30-minute film, produced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Beastie Boys’ debut album, License to Ill, is based on the hip hop pioneers’ 1987 hit (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party). Part music video, part comedy, the short film is a sequel to the original video for the smash hit single. It is an epic tale that chronicles what happened to the trio following the events of the video and features Beastie Boys of the past, present and future.

Fight For Your Right Revisited features a celeb-fuelled cast which includes Danny McBride, Elijah Wood and Seth Rogen as the young Beastie Boys, with Will Ferrell, Jack Black and John C Reilly playing their older selves. It also stars the three Beasties, Adam Horovitz, Mike D and Adam Yauch (who directed the film) as well as Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom, among a list of other famous faces that make cameos.

The film is being released in conjunction with the long anticipated eighth album from Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, which is out on April 29.

Channel [V] will premiere Fight For Your Right Revisited on Thursday 21 April at 2.00pm, it will

then premiere on MAX at 10.30pm the same day.

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Imagine it premiering here as well! The 'Beastie Boys' are a totally unknown quantity to me, but I've made a note in my diary for next Thursday. Sounds like fun.

Thank you for the vid. link Jan.

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Fight For Your Right Revisited on US TV:

Tonight at midnight on MTV2, mtvU, VH1 Classic and Palladia. Please check you local listings.

And on UK TV:

May 4th at 11.00pm on Q

May 7th at 12.00am on Channel 4

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:timeout: For those of you who can't wait a few more hours, here's the teaser from MTV. Only 5 minutes long, don't leave to get a beverage or you'll spray it all over your keyboard and I can't be held responsible. Oh, and don't blink at 3:50. :teehee:

Yippee! Yee-Haw!

Also, for those of you over age 18, a raunchier version will air on Comedy Central in HD glory at 3 am Eastern time.

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I really enjoyed that, Elijah was great and then when 3:50 came around, oh wow! Orlando was fabulous and I wish he would do more comedy, he is a natural! :w00t: It was also nice to see Orlando and Elijah working together again. :iheart:

Thank you so much Jill for bringing over the link and to Rene for letting us know about the air times. :hug:

Kim

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Thank you so much for the heads up, Sunstar. It is showing at 9pm over here so I have under 10 minutes! Jill, I'll be checking out that link later but am sooo happy to hear it's funny. :) I can't wait! I will drink no beverage while watching and will spit out my gum too. Thanks for the warning.

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I laughed, :teehee: and then I got grossed out :yuk:. But mostly I laughed.

Thanks for the head's up, Sunstar!

:heart: Serenity

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Thanks for the video, Jan. :good: It was funny, and a little gross. :sick:

I appreciate all the links and information, Rene. I would love to see the whole thing. Does anyone know where it might be available? YouTube.. maybe? :quiver: I want to see Orlando! :w00t:

- Pam -

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Pam, there was an update at Pitchfork and the full 30 minute film was posted in three parts but the videos have now been removed. I don't know if the 5 minute video still works there or at mtv.com as their videos can't be viewed outside the US, but it still works at mtv.co.uk. Orlando's cameo at 03.50 is the same in the 30 minute film - 11 seconds.

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I recorded it but am having trouble with processing it. I'm fairly sure that I have some setting screwed up and when hubby gets home, he'll be able to spot the "Operator Error" right away. At 25 minutes long, a video would suck up a lot of bandwidth so I'll try to share it in pieces, unless we'd be violating coyright. There must be a reason why the video has been removed from other sites and we wouldn't want Officer Harris knocking on Jan's door, would we?

:police:

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I laughed, :teehee: and then I got grossed out :yuk:. But mostly I laughed.

:lol: That was exactly the same reaction I had, Serenity. I enjoyed it, it was fun, but oh I wish Orlando's part was much more longer. He sure made what he was doing look sexy. Loved the shirt, belt and boots! :iheart:

I really enjoyed Elijah Woods in this as well.

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