Carly Rae Jepsen is busting out the big guns for her new single, “I Really Like You,” which will be released next month. On a frigid day in New York City on Monday (Feb. 16), the pop singer filmed part of the song’s upcoming music video alongside her pal Justin Bieber, and Tom Hanks.
Yes, you read that right: Tom freakin’ Hanks will be in Carly Rae Jepsen’s next music video! He might be dancing! This is could be as epic as Cloud Atlas, and will probably be more narratively coherent.
Hanks, Jepsen, Bieber and a gaggle of dancers were spotted filming in front of the Mondrian Hotel in Manhattan on Monday. While a rep for Jepsen has not responded to Billboard’s request to confirm that the shoot was for a music video, Jepsen and Bieber took to Twitter yesterday to gush about the “I Really Like You” shoot. Jepsen called Monday the “best day ever,” while Bieber, who was instrumental in the U.S. success of “Call Me Maybe,” responded, “Today was a great day. I need some rest 🙂 #IReallyLikeYou video is gonna be amazing.”
Last month, Scooter Braun, who manages Bieber and heads School Boy Records, confirmed to Billboard that the single which will lead Jepsen’s follow-up to 2012’s Kiss is coming in March. “I told her that she couldn’t come out with anything unless it was on the level of ‘Call Me Maybe,'” said Braun. “And, now we have a new one that is on that level.”