Too Funny: Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman Replace Mumford & Sons In New Video
Viewers may notice Mumford & Sons look a little off in their latest video for "Hopeless Wanderer." That's because the band has been replaced by none other that some of our favorite comedic actors Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, Will Forte and Forte's scraggly Amish beard for a light-hearted parody of the Grammy-winning band in their most recent official video.
In its first few moments, the music video for Mumford and Sons’ “Hopeless Wanderer” has all the qualities you’ve come to expect from the roots revival group: vested outfits, lens flare, and a green field backdrop. And about a minute into the clip, the flagrant use of these idiosyncrasies goes overboard with images of twisted boots walking along a dirt road and way too many stringed instruments slung around the band’s shoulders.
The camera cuts away to reveal the group, but that’s not Marcus Mumford -- it’s Jason Sudeikis playing the band leader, accompanied by fellow actors Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, and Will Forte.
Before long, Bateman and Helms share a tender moment before the chorus kicks in. The actors look deep into each other’s eyes, singing, and quivering their lips to an exaggerated degree. The overall caricature is spot on, even down to Mumford’s signature earrings..