Featuring Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval, the six-minute clip is an eerie visual that shows the Oscar-winning actress’ face in front of a black backdrop. Highlighting her features from all angles, she then undergoes a transformation and morphs until her face turns to stone.
“The Spoils” is directed by John Hillcoat, the Australian director known for his films “Lawless,” “The Road” and most recently “Triple 9” starring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kate Winslet. He’s previously also helmed music videos for Bob Dylan and Depeche Mode.
Massive Attack’s latest single is the second part of a two-song release, with “Come Near Me” released last month. The English group has previously featured well-known actresses and celebrities in their videos. Back in February they released the clip for “Voodoo In My Blood” which included Rosemund Pike and in March Kate Moss starred in the video for “Ritual Spirit.”
Watch Blanchett’s chilling transformation in the video below: