And that's not all - Oscar-winner Christopher Walken stars in the promo for 'Weapon Of Choice'...
FATBOY SLIM has been reunited with celebrated director SPIKE JONZE for a new video starring Hollywood actor CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.
Speaking at the NME Carling Awards last week, Norman Cook told NME.COM that Jonze – director of the famous ‘Praise You’ video – has filmed a video for the US-only single ‘Weapon Of Choice’. The video features Christopher Walken, famous for his roles in ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘The King Of New York’ and ‘The Deer Hunter’.
Cook told NME.COM: “Working with Spike again was really nice. He’s done another video for me for ‘Weapon Of Choice’ in America which is Christopher Walken doing tap dancing. Basically the next single for us (in the UK) is ‘Star 69’, but the Americans can’t cope with having the word ‘fuck’ quite so many times in it, so they had to pick another single. Simple as that. Too many fucks.”
Stressing his admiration for Jonze, Cook added: “There’s a new film he’s just in pre-production with at the moment and I’ve been dropping all the hints. I would drop my whole career and spend six months doing the soundtrack.”
The superstar DJ is currently working on a soundtrack for new Baz Luhrmann film ‘Moulin Rouge’, starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. Set in the late 19th century, it tells the tale of the famous club using contemporary music.
For the full story, see this week’s NME Carling Awards special edition of NME, out today in London (February 13), and tomorrow nationwide (14).