Beyoncé is reportedly being lined up to perform the theme song for James Bond’s 25th outing in a move that could close the door on any Adele come back to the franchise.
The British singer was rumoured to be the first choice to perform the upcoming film’s new theme song, following the unprecedented success of her first effort for Skyfall, which ended up winning a raft of awards include an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe.
However, the Daily Star is reporting that Beyoncé is now being tapped up to perform for the next film in a move that, while big news, could all but end hopes of an Adele return.
According to an insider who spoke to the news provider, Adele has spoken to Beyoncé about taking up the mantle left vacant following Sam Smith’s effort for Spectre, The Writing’s On The Wall.
“The two spoke before Bey’s first meeting with film bosses and Adele told her how co-writing and performing a Bond theme gave her an amazing career hike.”
The success enjoyed by Adele, coupled with Beyoncé’s huge fan base could make it a match made in heaven and the former Destiny’s Child front woman is thought to be keen on the idea.
“This is the only project she is remotely interested in right now,” a source told The Daily Star. “Not many of the themes have been as successful – but there are tens of millions of Beyoncé fans out there.”
If recruited for the tune, Beyoncé will join Burt Bacharach in achieving a unique feat – contributing to the soundtracks of both a James Bond and an Austin Powers movie.
The move comes just weeks after the title and, potentially, villain of the new movie was seemingly revealed to fans.
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