Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

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

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • January 20, 2011 6:40 AM
  • |
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).

Email Updates

Recent Comments