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Jay-Z, Beyonce Release "Run" Short Film

By Garth Franklin Monday May 19th 2014 11:05AM
Jay-Z, Beyonce Release "Run" Short Film

Talk about a vanity project. Dubbed a preview of their upcoming sixteen-city North American tour, Beyonce and Jay Z have today released a near four-minute long short film.

The clip essentially serves as a kind of trailer for a fake Hollywood action movie in which they play high-end bank robbers.

Directed by Melina Matsoukas, the clip has also brought in various famous actors for cameos including Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Guillermo Díaz, Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively and Rashida Jones.

The clip contains everything you'd expect in these kind of films - lots of guns, slow motion explosions, neon lighting, high contrast and over saturated visuals, gyrating babes in bikinis, latino gang banger stereotypes, cryptic dialogue and probably the clip's most singularly honest moment - Beyonce swimming in a pool of money. Check out the craziness for yourself:

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