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Aronofsky to direct Metallica, Lou Reed music video

Director Darren Aronofsky arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, CA. Getty

(CBS/AP) The man behind "Black Swan" and "The Wrestler" has signed on to produce a music video for the new Metallica and Lou Reed album, "Lulu."

Award-winning director Darren Aronofsky will create the music clip for the single, "Iced Honey." Scenes for the video, due out next month, will be shot in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Both Reed and Metallica sound thrilled to be working with Aronofsky.

Reed said he hoped the video "can be his next 'Black Swan.'"

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said working with Reed and Aronofsky is "living the dream."

Metallica and Reed first linked up in 2009 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert in New York City.

The new Metallica-Reed project was inspired by German playwright Frank Wedekind's dark story of an abused dancer named Lulu.

Reed called the album "the best music I have ever done."

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