Indie folk Goliath’s Mumford and Sons today released the video for their song Hopeless Wanderer from their album Babel. The video features four Hollywood A-list stars playing the parts of the Mumford boys.
Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Horrible Bosses), Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover), Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live, Epic) and Will Forte (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock) are some would say remarkably convincing… if not at least incredibly funny in their roles as Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwayne.
Whilst set up much the same way as you’d expect a Mumford video – sunset, slow motion shots a barn, hay bales; the hilarious performances from the imposter band mates is what sets the Hopeless Wanderer video apart from others. The Actors really zoom in on each of the real band members idiosyncrasy’s – from foot stomping to swaying and the ever present Mumford gurn. There’s even a kiss!
You can watch the video below and we’d certainly recommend it whether you’re a fan or not. It’s great to see the sometimes serious band being able to poke a little bit of fun at themselves.