David Fincher to Direct Justin Timberlake’s ‘Suit & Tie’ Music Video

With his new series House of Lies premiering next week, it looks like David Fincher has some other exciting non-feature film projects in the works. The Playlist confirms for us that yes, the man who brought us Fight Club, Zodiac, Seven, etc. will now be directing the video for Justin Timberlake’s "Suit & Tie," the first single off his new album. Apparently J.T. and Fincher must have gotten pretty chummy while filming The Social Network and are collaborating once again with production already underway. No stranger to the world of music, not only did Fincher got his start on videos and commercials—with Nine Inch Nails’ "Only" his last hand at cinema for the sonic—but music always plays such a key role in his films.

Not much has been revealed about the video, save some on set photos but things look pretty fun between Jay Z and J.T., who look fresh and suave in these shots— as usual. Take a look below, listen to the song, and imagine just what these two have brewing up together. 

 

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