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.