Sean Penn directs the video for Petty’s reunited band Mudcrutch
Anthony Hopkins stars in the new video for Tom Petty’s reunited band Mudcrutch.
In the video for ‘I Forgive It All’, Hopkins plays a man driving through the rich and poverty-stricken areas of Los Angeles, while seemingly reminiscing about his childhood.
The video is directed by Sean Penn, a fan of Petty.
‘I Forgive It All’ is taken from Mudcrutch’s album ‘2’. Mudcrutch are the band Petty formed before Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers. They released just one single, ‘Depot Street’, before splitting in 1975.
Mudcrutch reformed in 2008 to release an eponymous album, before releasing ‘2’ in May. The band includes Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench and guitarist Mike Campbell as well as drummer Randall Marsh and guitarist Tom Leadon.
Penn told Rolling Stone he heard ‘2’ shortly before its release and was particularly taken with ‘I Forgive It All’. He said the video had to be shot in just one day. “It’s always a little tricky down there,” said Penn. “But we kept a very small footprint, as we weren’t dragging a bunch of huge equipment around.”
Speaking about working with Hopkins, Penn said: “He’s just an artist for art’s sake, and he liked the idea of doing it and jumping in. I just asked him and he said yes. It’s that simple.”