Shirley Halperin
October 27, 2008 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Taryn Manning (Hustle & Flow) will star in a new Butch Walker (pictured) video, playing a sexy seductress who kidnaps the rocker. The clip will be shot later this week in California’s Joshua Tree desert (Pinoneertown, to be exact, where many an old Western was filmed) to accompany “The Weight of Her,” the first single off of Walker’s new album,  Sycamore Meadows (due out November 11). The prolific  songwriter-producer, known for his power pop sensibility, most recently co-wrote two songs for P!nk’s just-released album, Funhouse. According to a synopsis of the treatment, the clip calls for a gritty visual feel, like the movies Kalifornia and 21 Grams. After Walker is abducted for  witnessing a robbery at a gas station, he  develops feelings for his captor, “the gorgeous yet rough Katherine,” and a “reverse Stockholm syndrome” takes shape in the get-away vehicle (and in under four minutes).  Look for the video to premiere in the next couple of weeks.

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