We'd like to trade places with Nicolas Winding Refn please. The Danish director has not only worked with Ryan Gosling TWICE on the films Drive and Only God Forgives, but he's also responsible for David Beckham's Bodywear for H&M spring summer 2014 campaign. Back in October Giles Deacon got an eyeful when Becks was suspended in the air wearing nothing but a pair of navy underpants outside the fashion designer's studio. Thankfully Deacon shared a photo of the afternoon with his followers, so we were all alerted to the fact that David was whizzing around the rooftops of East London, hanging on ropes and scaling pipes on Brick Lane's Old Truman Brewery building, for his next campaign.
Now we can get a better look at the action, as H&M have released a behind the scenes video from the advert, which is set to debut during the US Superbowl on 2nd February. Well something had to top Beyonce's performance last year! The plot of the promo (not that it really matters when DB is in his pants) is that David is locked out of a photo shoot, on a rooftop, PRACTICALLY NAKED, and is forced into some death defying situations in order to return to safety.
Naturally Becks did all of his own stunts.
Winding Refn said of the sex god footballing icon, "I loved working with David for his new campaign. He is a natural in front of the camera and was fearless when performing his own stunts. The campaign is funny, smart and spectacular, and shows the many different sides of David’s personality". Now if only he would cast DB in his next film alongside Gosling. But no, wait, we just wouldn't know where to look.
Beckham has filmed two alternative versions of the campaign, which will be put to a vote on hm.com. You can have your say from 27th January.
For now, let's look at more pictures of David Beckham doing what he does best...