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'No Time To Die': Billie Eilish appears to confirm Bond theme rumours are true

Yahoo! Entertainment UK logo Yahoo! Entertainment UK 14/01/2020 Tom Butler

a man wearing sunglasses posing for the camera: Billie Eilish arrives at Billboard's Women in Music at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Billie Eilish arrives at Billboard's Women in Music at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Pop star Billie Eilish has posted a series of photos of iconic Bond girls on her Instagram story, apparently in response to rumour that she’s singing the theme song for No Time To Die.

While there’s still no confirmation from the bad guy singer or from Universal Pictures – the studio that is releasing the 25th James Bond film – this seems like a confirmation from the 18-year-old star that she will indeed be recording the film’s title track.

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The series of photos, posted to Eilish’s Instagram account which has 48.6 million followers, show Lea Seydoux’s Madeleine Swann in Spectre, Caterina Murino’s Solange and Eva Green’s Vesper Lynd from Casino Royale, Bérénice Marlohe’s Sévérine in Skyfall, Olga Kurylenko’s Camille Montes in Quantum of Solace, Halle Berry’s Jinx from Die Another Day, Claudine Auger as Domino in Thunderball and Daniela Bianchi as Tatiana Romanova in From Russia With Love.

© Instagram/BillieEilish There seems to be no specific theme connecting the Bond girls Eilish has shared, other than five of them have appeared in Daniel Craig’s four previous Bond outings. No Time To Die, coming to cinemas in April, is Craig’s fifth and final film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007. It’s being directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga who follows Eilish on Instagram.

James Bond blog Mi6-HQ reported earlier this week that Eilish is set to make film history as the youngest artist ever to record a Bond theme song. Born in December 2001, Eilish (real name Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell) is 18, just one year older than Pierce Brosnan’s 2002 Bond swansong Die Another Day.

© Instagram/BillieEilish The last two Bond themes were recorded by Sam Smith who was 23 when he recorded Writing’s On The Wall for Spectre and Adele who was 24 when she recorded Skyfall. Both went on to win Oscars for the songs.

Fans of the singer, who released her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in 2019, and of the Bond films, have responded to the hints with a range of emotions.

The update from Eilish follows official confirmation that Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer would be composing music for No Time To Die. The fast-working tunesmith was drafted in as a replacement for Dan Romer who departed the project over “creative differences” late last year.

Yahoo has contacted representatives for Eilish and No Time To Die for comment.

Watch: No Time To Die - Trailer (The Independent)

Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade (Spectre, Skyfall), Cary Joji Fukunaga, Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve, Fleabag), No Time To Die is in UK cinemas from 2 April, 2020.

It stars Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, Rory Kinnear, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah with Jeffrey Wright and Ralph Fiennes.

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