Mumford & Sons’ “Hopeless Wanderer” Video Is, Umm, Not Quite What You’d Expect

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 5, 2013

Mumford & Sons’ new video for their song “Hopeless Wanderer” begins much like every other Mumford & Sons video: four guys dressed in boots, tweed, and suspenders hanging out in a meadow playing banjos and staring into the sun. But then, wait a second, doesn’t that piano player looks a lot like Ed Helms? And I would swear the Mumford-esque man in the vest is actually Jason Sudeikis. And is that Jason Bateman playing banjo and Will Forte lugging a stand-up bass down a dusty road? Yep, it turns out Mumford and the boys have been replaced by four comedians. Crying, beard-licking, and hilarious vaudeville banjo showdowns ensue. [YouTube]