R.E.M. Enlist Lindsay Lohan, James Franco For Music Video

The band R.E.M. broke up last fall, but are still spinning off singles from their final record–though they may not be interested in getting back together to shoot videos. What’s a broken-up band to do? Well, there’s  always the people who’ll show up for anything that seems arty and grants a paycheck.

James Franco has directed a music video for the band starring Lindsay Lohan, who poses in pin-up magazine style for photographer Terry Richardson, while the hoariest of L.A. cliches (a shot of the Chateau Marmont! a pile of Polaroids! the Hollywood Walk of Fame!) fade in and out. There’s also a shot of Mr. Franco in drag.


Ms. Lohan is next to star in the film The Canyons written by Bret Easton Ellis, whose Less Than Zero taught James Franco everything–no, everything–he knows about Los Angeles.