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WATCH: Jonathan Glazer's Hypnotic World Cup Ad for Nike

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 4, 2014 at 11:59AM

Jonathan Glazer's gorgeously disturbing "Under the Skin" arrives in theaters today, but the director also has a new Nike commercial debuting. In the spot, he focuses on soccer stars Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar as they prepare for the World Cup ahead. Watch below.
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Jonathan Glazer Nike ad

Jonathan Glazer's gorgeously disturbing "Under the Skin" arrives in theaters today, but the director also has a new Nike commercial debuting. In the spot, he focuses on soccer stars Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar as they prepare for the World Cup ahead. 

The rhythmic way he shoots the three athletes striding to the field, with a hypnotic beat in the background, actually somewhat mimics the stylish way he films Scarlett Johansson luring Scottish everymen to their deaths in "Under the Skin."

At any rate, for fans of soccer or cinema or both, it's worth a look.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.