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Jonas Åkerlund To Direct Britney Spears' Upcoming "Hold It Against Me" Music Video

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 20, 2011 6:40 AM
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The filmmaking career of Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund is a curious one that can either be seen as a missed opportunity, a promise unfulfilled, or an overestimation of talent. In the mid to late '90s, Åkerlund seemed poised to follow in the footsteps of fellow music directing giants-turned-feature filmmakers Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry. The filmmaker made ripples and a splash with semi-transgressive (and often controversial) videos for The Prodigy (their infamous "Smack My Bitch Up"), Metallica and several videos for his visual muse Madonna ("Ray Of Light" and "Music" among others).

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