With “Part II (On The Run)” appropriately serving as most of the soundtrack, the Carters bring a modern-day version of Bonnie & Clyde to life as Jay Z plays the crime lord who just can’t seem to walk away, while Beyonce plays his ride-or-die chick. Along with the joyride we knew they had taken, the nearly 4-minute clip feels like an hour-long film as the two become gun-toting criminals that are, well, on the run.
With cameo appearances from Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Guillermo Diaz, Emmy Rossum and Rashida and Kidada Jones, the star-studded trailer finds Jay Z in talks with Penn as he decides his next move. Lively plays the concerned best friend as she witnesses Beyonce risk it all for love. Complete with the kind of gritty intimacy two fugitives in love would have (hotel stripteases, nursing gunshot wounds and get away car PDA), Jay and Bey tap into their acting talents while creating the perfect visual for their latest love song.
But don’t look out for a full movie, because its never coming (insert devastation here).
Watch Jay Z and Beyonce’s RUN above.