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Billie Eilish’s big 2019 is culminating with an Apple TV+ documentary that comes with a $25 million paycheck, according to multiple sources.
The film, which has already been shot, was produced in collaboration with Eilish’s label, Interscope Records, for a budget that one source pegs at between $1 million and $2 million. It is expected to follow the 17-year-old singer-songwriter following the release of her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
The doc, which was shopped to multiple distributors, comes as Eilish, who was named Apple Music’s artist of the year, is set to headline the streaming service’s first-ever Apple Music Awards on Dec. 4 from the Steve Jobs Theater. The project will be available through entertainment platform TV+ instead of Apple Music, which has previously released documentary projects like Taylor Swift’s The 1989 World Tour (Live) and Ed Sheeran’s Songwriter. It signals a blurring of the lines between the $10-per-month music streaming service and the $5-per-month film and TV offering.
Eilish, who had developed a cult following online in recent years, broke out in 2019 with the release of her first full-length album. Written with her brother, Finneas, When We All Fall, Where Do We Go? was the most-played album on both Apple Music and Spotify this year and earned two Grammy nominations.
The documentary will join a small but growing roster of unscripted films from Apple TV+, including The Elephant Queen, which is currently streaming, and upcoming projects from Oprah Winfrey including Toxic Labor and an unnamed project about sexual misconduct in the music industry.
An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.
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