Gary Jules's version of Tears For Fears classic Mad World is finally getting an American release - and maverick video director MICHAEL GONDRY is in charge of the promo.

The track - taken from the soundtrack of cult film DONNIE DARKO - was the surprise Christmas (03) number one in the UK, beating hot favourites THE DARKNESS to the top spot.

And now the 2002 JAKE GYLLENHAAL-starring movie is getting re-released in the country, executives decided to unleash the haunting song to coincide.

Gondry - who has directed videos for THE White Stripes and RADIOHEAD - recently scored rave reviews with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.

23/04/2004 19:26