Britney Spears recently shared that she plans to shoot her video for "Criminal" in England, and now fans are learning some more details about the clip, as well as her plans to promote the single. The turquoise-and-red single art for the song — which is now all over the blogs — features a serious-looking Spears looking out into the distance, her wavy hair falling on her bare back. A mysterious hooded man is also featured on the cover. A rep confirmed to MTV News on Wednesday (September 14) that the art is official.
A video treatment rumored to be for "Criminal" has also hit the Net. BreatheHeavy.com reports that the clip will revolve around Brit and her relationship with a super-hot, bad-boy fiancé. Britney and her beau attend a classy event but before long, they're outside fighting. A character named Jason comes along and breaks up the fight, only to start fighting with the fiancé character. After Jason sweeps Britney off her feet, the two head out on what seems to be a Bonnie and Clyde-style crime spree. The video will reportedly be helmed by her "I Wanna Go" director, Chris Marrs Piliero. The director had not responded to MTV News' request for comment at press time.
While the details have yet to be confirmed, Spears has promised that the video will be eye-catching. "Actually, the song, when I first heard it, it's really different and it's not anything I've heard like this before. So I really wanted to deliver this song. I was thinking of a really cool concept for the video just to make it interesting," she told us last month. "You'll have to see." As Spears gears up for the release of "Criminal," she's also got a few other projects in the works, including a remix album due out next month and a concert special set to air on Epix. The just-released trailer for the special, set to air in November, uses concert footage from her Femme Fatale Tour, which Brit is gearing up to take to Europe later this month.