Billie Eilish to perform No Time to Die theme song
Following MGM’s official confirmation that four-time Grammy winner and Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer has indeed signed on as the new composer for No Time to Die, Grammy nominee Billie Eilish’s involvement in the upcoming 25th Bond movie has also been confirmed. The 18-year-old singer-songwriter will sing the No Time to Die Theme song, becoming the youngest artist ever to sing a Bond theme song, succeeding Grammy winners Sam Smith and Adele who did the themes for Spectre and Skyfall, respectively.
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock,” said Eilish.
Before the news was confirmed, Eilish, who has been nominated for six Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist, seemingly gave a cryptic response to the reports earlier today by posting a series of Instagram stories featuring Bond actresses including Halle Berry and Lea Seydoux.
Confirmed cast members returning for the film include Daniel Craig reprising his iconic role as James Bond for the last time, Ralph Fiennes as M, Lea Seydoux (Spectre), Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as A, with Rory Kinnear as Tanner and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter. New cast members confirmed for the film include Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch and Rami Malek.
Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) will direct No Time to Die which features a script written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns with Cary Joji Fukunaga and Emmy winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve).
EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios have partnered with Universal Pictures on the worldwide release of the 25th James Bond film. The superspy’s previous outing, Spectre, opened in U.S. theaters on November 16, 2015. The film earned $200 million domestically and $680.6 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $880.7 million.
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No Time to Die is due to hit theaters in the UK on April 3, 2020, and on April 8, 2020, in the US.
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