Now that we’ve had our week, it’s time for America to have theirs, with the box set coming out there today, and Collider report that Lucasfilm have released a “Use the Force for Good” cancer benefit video filled with stars re-enacting highlights from the films.
And it’s pretty great. We get to see, in surname alphabetical order, the likes of Aziz Ansari (30 Minutes Or Less), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Bill Hader (Superbad), Ed Helms (The Hangover), Ken Jeong (The Hangover), Jaime King (My Name Is Earl), Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express), Andy Samberg (Hot Rod), and Emma Stone (Zombieland). And Samuel L. Jackson (Star Wars), who gets his own sentence for being so damn awesome, and being in the films himself.
Along with the video, there’s also going to be a week of eBay auctions to help raise money for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), including a one-of-a-kind Star Wars 2012 Volkswagen Passat, hundreds of rare collectibles, and a dinner with George Lucas, Chris Columbus, Francis Ford Coppola, Philip Kaufman, and John Lasseter. Pretty much any cinephile’s dinner guests of honour dream-team.
Naturally, it’s aimed at America, so if they will ship them to the UK (and I’m not sure if they will), then you may well incur a bit of a shipping/customs fee to get it sent here if you’d like to take part and Use the Force for Good.
At the very least, we can enjoy the video full of fantastic Star Wars moments from some brilliant actors and actresses. Fantastic stuff.