UPDATE: A rep for Beyonce sent this response to Billboard regarding the singer’s involvement: “This is a rumor.”
With Daniel Craig opting to return as James Bond for one more film, rumors have been swirling in regards to who will tackle the next Bond theme song. According to NME, Beyoncé is reportedly in talks to record the movie’s title track.
After watching her contemporaries — most notably, Adele and Sam Smith — take on the challenge, the Lemonade singer has entertained talks with Bond producers to gauge her interest in tackling the possible record. “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. Not many of the themes have been as successful — but there are tens of millions of Beyoncé fans out there,” a source revealed to the Daily Star.
An MGM studio executive reportedly added that a Beyoncé appearance would be “the icing on the cake” in terms of concluding Daniel Craig’s run as James Bond.
The same report also indicated that JAY-Z may assist his wife with the recording process, to bolster the song’s star power. The film is expected to be released in 2019.
Billboard reached out to Beyoncé’s reps for comment.