Ben Stiller Stars in 'Dodgeball' Reunion Video With Vince Vaughn & Christine Taylor for Charity
By Antoinette Bueno
The Dodgeball gang is back!
Ben Stiller reunited with the stars of his 2004 hit, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story -- Vince Vaughn, Justin Long and his now estranged wife, Christine Taylor -- for a hilarious charity video for Omaze.
Fans can sign up via Omaze's website for the chance to play dodgeball with Stiller, and proceeds will benefit the Stiller Foundation, which supports education initiatives for children around the world.
In the four-minute video, Stiller and Vaughn are still enemies, and seemlessly reprise their beloved roles.
Stiller talked to Entertainment Weekly about reviving the movie for a good cause, down to donning the original costumes.
"To me, it was really important when we said we could do it, the first person I called was Rawson Thurber, who wrote and directed the movie, and said, 'Hey would you get on board with this thing? If you would write and direct this thing, we could put the band back together,'" the 51-year-old actor said. "That was the key to it, these things don’t exist in a vacuum in terms of the writing and situation. Once Rawson said yes, I called Vince up, and he immediately said, 'I’m in, let’s do it, it’s for a good cause.' Then we got Justin Long and Christine Taylor and Missi Pyle and everybody; it was really exciting for us all to get back together. So we got our Halloween costumes, and luckily it’s Spandex so it all still kind of fit."
Stiller says fans definitely still have a connection to the movie.
"Now that the movie’s been around so long, I hear a lot from kids in their 20s who loved it from when they were kids," he says. "That’s the thing I remember from that age: Movies affect you so much, and they stick with you. So that’s really kinda cool."
"With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate," Stiller and Taylor said in an exclusive statement to ET. "Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends."
The actors share two kids together, 15-year-old Ella Olivia and 11-year-old son Quinlin.