Justin Bieber’s music video — actually, it’s more of a short film — for his song “As Long as You Love Me” just got some more star power. The singer tweeted that the video will not only feature Big Sean but also actor Michael Madsen (“Reservoir Dogs”).
On Monday, Bieber tweeted that he would release a teaser on Wednesday ahead of the video’s premiere, which is slated for Friday or Monday. And that’s when he also dropped that little bit of casting news.
“Should we show a minute snip of #ALAYLM short film on America’s got talent this wed then release the video friday or next monday? should we?” he asked his followers. “And yes Michael Madsen is in the #AsLongAsYouLoveMe short film.”
He then went on to drop various facts he learned about the actor, ranging from “Michael Madsen has inside jokes with complete strangers” to “Michael Madsen built the hospital he was born in. #AsLongAsYouLoveMeVideo.”
For any fans who weren’t sure if Bieber was joking or not about Madsen’s appearance in the clip, he added, “and start getting ready…the #AsLongAsYouLoveMeVideo is coming very very soon! and yes … Michael Madsen is in it! #BELIEVE that … Michael Madsen is still trending!! haha. AMAZING. He is in the #AsLongAsYouLoveMeVideo and he also has inside jokes with complete strangers. no really. i wasnt kidding.”
Madsen is known for a number of iconic roles in films like “Sin City,” “Reservoir Dogs” and both “Kill Bill” films. The video was directed by Anthony Mandler, who has worked with everyone from Rihanna to Fun., and most recently rewrote some history for Lana Del Ray’s “National Anthem” video. In a still photo teased out from the “ALAYLM” video, Bieber looked a bit beat up, and the only major hint about the plot was that “It’s a story of love …. #believe.”
Whatever does end up happening in it, Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, thinks it just might step up the 18-year-old’s game. “Watching another cut of the #AsLongAsYouLoveMevideo – it is a game changer. really amazing @justinbieber @bigsean,” he shared over the weekend.
“As Long as You Love Me” is the second single off Believe . It features Big Sean and was produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. Bieber performed the track on Sunday with Sean at the Teen Choice Awards .