In which Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson dances his heart out to R.E.M.’s new Collapse Into Now cut “Überlin” along London’s Brick Lane for the song’s official video directed by (his fiancée) Sam Taylor-Wood. Meanwhile, at least two more videos from the LP, helmed by Oscar host/actor/Yale scholar James Franco, are reportedly on the way.
“Sam and I had talked about doing something for R.E.M., but I had no idea that she and Aaron would create such a work of beauty,” said Michael Stipe. “It’s as if all the film references instantly updated themselves to ’21st Century Now.’”
(See if you can spot the brief “Single Ladies” moment.)