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Anna Kendrick To Star In David Ayer-Helmed Video For LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Pow Pow’

Anna Kendrick To Star In David Ayer-Helmed Video For LCD Soundsystem's 'Pow Pow'

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So between one thing and another, it’s been a busy few months, and we’re a little overdue on the latest installment of our Videodrome column, which rounds up recent notable music videos. The good news is that there is one on the way, which should be with you in the next couple of weeks, and it looks like there’s a very good candidate on the way to feature in it: a new video from one of The Playlist’s favorite bands.

Oscar nominee and “Up In The Air” star Anna Kendrick, who’ll next be seen in the Seth Rogen/Joseph Gordon-Levitt dramedy “I’m With Cancer,” told MTV (via Pitchfork) yesterday that she’s just filmed a starring role in a video for LCD Soundsystem‘s “Pow Pow,” in a clip directed by “Street Kings” director David Ayer.

The project is the first in a new series of collaborations between MTV and Mean magazine, which attempts to match up rising bands and filmmakers for what are being known as ‘Mean Videos.’ Kendrick will play ‘a normal, unassuming girl… surrounded by enormous bodyguards’ in the clip, and told MTV that Ayer “came up with this idea and asked me to do it. I’ve never done anything like this at all, so I was really excited about it. It’s been really fun”

Kendrick was also asked by her helmer, who’s gearing up to remake the Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner “Commando” next year, to watch Billy Wilder‘s “Sunset Boulevard” in inspiration. “Pow Pow” is probably the centerpiece track of LCD’s third album, ‘This Is Happening,’ weighing in at a hefty eight and a half minutes, so it should be interesting to see what Kendrick, one of our favorite young actresses, and Ayer, who made an underrated debut with “Harsh Times,” have cooked up. Considering the Spike Jonze-helmed clip for the band’s “Drunk Girls” is still probably our favorite music video of the year, they’ve got a lot to live up to…

There’s no word on when the clip will hit the net, but we can’t imagine it’ll be too long. You can listen to the song below.


LCD Soundsystem “Pow Pow”

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