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Darren Aronofsky Will Direct Metallica-Lou Reed Video

Darren Aronofsky
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The “Black Swan” filmmaker will shoot a video from the song “Iced Honey” off the album, “Lulu.”

Darren Aronofsky is moving in the opposite direction from many of his contemporaries -- going from directing feature films to making a music video with Metallica and Lou Reed.

The Black Swan director will be making a video for the song "Iced Honey" off the Metallica-Lou Reed album Lulu. The video will be shot with Aronofsky's longtime cinematographer Matthew Libatique in the San Francisco Bay area, the Associated Press reports.

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Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich seemed to be the most enthused of all the parties involved, saying in a statement, "As if making a record with Lou Reed is not enough, now I get to make a video with Darren Aronofsky who has been among my very favorite filmmakers since his first movie, Pi."

The Metallica-Lou Reed collaboration Lulu, which was released on Tuesday, is inspired by the works of German playwright Frank Wedekind.