Beyoncé fires machine guns and runs from cops in a nearly four-minute, star-studded promotional video featuring Don Cheadle, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sean Penn, Blake Lively and more hyping her and Jay Z’s upcoming On the Run Tour this summer+ READ ARTICLE
Beyoncé and Jay Z seem to be taking advice from Mad Men’s Don Draper and Peggy Olson: If you don’t like what they’re saying, change the conversation.
Just a few days after releasing a joint statement about the Solange–Jay Z elevator fight that had the Internet abuzz, the TIME 100 cover star and her husband released a short film Sunday to promote the duo’s upcoming On the Run Tour — a thematic nod to their first collaboration, 2002’s “’03 Bonnie & Clyde,” and its 2013 sequel “Part II (On the Run),” which plays in the background.
Melina Matsoukas, who directed Beyoncé’s video for “Pretty Hurts,” also helmed this nearly four-minute clip, which plays like a movie trailer and “stars” Don Cheadle, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sean Penn, Blake Lively, Emmy Rossum, Guillermo Díaz and sisters Rashida and Kidada Jones.
Though it (unfortunately) won’t be a real movie, the video does feature everything Beyoncé fans would want in a music video: she fires machine guns, runs from cops in fabulous outfits and puts other celebrities in her place. Bow down, indeed.