Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch is to write and direct a short film, set to star Elijah Wood, about the band’s 1987 music video ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)’.
The film ‘Fight For Your Right Revisited’ will feature not only Elijah Wood but guest roles by Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Jack Black, according to Sundance.org.
The short film will premiere at the Sundance Short Film Festival, between January 20-30, in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
The Beastie Boys had been gearing up to release their new album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 in 2009, when Adam Yauch had to undergo emergency surgery for a cancerous tumor. As a result, the group delayed the album’s release indefinitely. But according to an announcement on the Beasties’ website, there’s a new album coming very soon, though it won’t be the album they originally intended to release.
From the official Beastie Boys website:
“Although we regret to inform you that Hot Sauce Committee Part 1will continue to be delayed indefinitely, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 will be released on time as originally planned in spring of 2011.”