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Los Angeles, CA March 29, 2000 -- Acclaimed director David Fincher has been tapped to direct the first video by Virgin recording artists A Perfect Circle. Fincher will direct the video for "Judith," the expansive, hard rock first single from the group's highly anticipated debut album Mers de Noms, slated for a May 23 release. "Judith" will be Fincher's first video in four years.

Fincher's unique visual style garnered him worldwide acclaim for directing videos by artists such as Madonna ("Express Yourself") and the Rolling Stones ("Love Is Strong"), keeping him atop of every video producer's wish list. In the past few years, Fincher has turned to directing feature films including the critically acclaimed movie "Seven," the Michael Douglas and Sean Penn thriller "The Game" and his most recent release "Fight Club." Due to his hectic film schedule, Fincher has found little time to work on videos but after listening to Mer de Noms, he has agreed to direct the clip in between his upcoming film projects.

A Perfect Circle is a melodic, aggressive rock band formed by Tool's Maynard James Keenan (vocals) and the band's founder, producer and chief songwriter Billy Howerdel (guitar). Rounding out the band are Troy Van Leeuwen (ex-Failure, Enemy) on guitar, Paz Lenchantin on bass and Josh Freese (Vandals, GNR) on drums. A Perfect Circle will open for Nine Inch Nails on their upcoming nationwide tour.