On Sunday, Mumford & Sons released a video for its song “Hopeless Wanderer,” but the band is not in it. “Here’s the new video for ‘Hopeless Wanderer,’ featuring Mumf… oh wait,” the band wrote on its website.
Instead, the band members tapped actors Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms and Will Forte to fill in for them. In the video, the four comedians are dressed similarly to the way the band dresses — in vests and suspenders — and are seen playing instruments and lip syncing.
“A massive pair of thumbs-up to Sam Jones for directing and his cast of young budding actors,” the band wrote on its Facebook page. “We’re sure they all have bright futures ahead of them.”
Earlier this year, bassist Ted Dwane was diagnosed with a blood clot on the surface of his brain that required surgery and caused the band to cancel a few shows.
“The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress,” his Mumford & Sons bandmates said at the time. “He has been nothing short of heroic in how he has handled the whole ordeal, and now it has been medically proved that he does indeed have a brain.”