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'Hopeless Wanderer' Director: Mumford & Sons Tried To Change Song At Last Minute

08/07/2013 09:21 am ET

Sam Jones, who directed the Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart," is the man responsible for Mumford & Sons' "Hopeless Wanderer," a.k.a. the video that everyone loves this week.

The clip stars Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Ed Helms and Will Forte as Mumford & Sons, though as Jones told The Los Angeles Times, the band had no input about their comedic doppelgangers. What Mumford & Sons did try to dictate, however, was the actual song.

According to Jones, the band wanted "Babel," the title track to their smash hit 2012 album, to be used for the video. Jones wasn't having it: "I said it just wouldn't work," the director said to The Times.

"Hopeless Wanderer" was kept and the rest is internet history. For more from Jones, head to the Times. Watch the "Hopeless Wanderer" video for the umpteenth time in the window above.

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