Film Director Darren Aronofsky Teams Up With Lou Reed And Metallica For Video Shoot

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Award-winning film director Darren Aronofsky, best-known for the Oscar-nominated films Black Swan and The Wrestler, will direct a performance music video for "Iced Honey" - a track from Lou Reed and Metallica's new album Lulu, which was released on November 1st.

Director of photography, Matthew Libatique (Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem For A Dream) will be the DP and cameraman for the "Iced Honey" video.

The clip will be shot in the San Francisco Bay Area and will be available for viewing later this month.

Lou Reed and Metallica team up on new album Lulu

"I have loved Darren Aronofsky since he did 'Pi'," said Lou Reed. "I hope I can be his next Black Swan."

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich adds, "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.' This is turning into a monumental chapter in the on-going saga entitled "Lars the dream!!!"

A collaboration between Reed and Metallica, Lulu includes a set of extended songs inspired by German expressionist Frank Wedekind's early 20th century plays Earth Spirit and Pandora's Box, and were a rewrite of Edgar Allan Poe's, The Raven, which emerged as a graphic novel on Fantagraphics Press.

Rolling Stone has called Lulu "one of the season's hottest albums," while the New York Times called it "a set of wrenching, astonishingly profane songs. Beneath Mr. Reed's unblinking recitation, Metallica's serrated guitars and drums churn like a torture device." ARTISTdirect dubbed Lulu "the ultimate 21st century rock opera," while CBS Sunday Morning called it "a testament to brains AND brawn."

About Darren Aronofsky: Darren Aronofsky's films Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Fountain, Requiem For A Dream, and ? have earned the Brooklyn native a number of honors including Academy Award and Golden Globe wins and nominations, three Independent Spirit Awards, plus various international film festival prizes. His honors also include the American Film Institute's prestigious Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal and the Golden Horse Visionary Award presented by the Stockholm Film Festival.

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