Billie Eilish may executive produce this upcoming Peggy Lee biopic
This would be Eilish's first executive producing credit on a major feature film.February 5, 2021
It looks like Billie Eilish may be adding executive producer to her ever-growing list of accomplishments.
This week, new reports have emerged that Eilish is in talks to executive produce the upcoming Peggy Lee biopic Fever.
According to Deadline, Eilish, her mother Maggie Baird and record label partner Justin Lubliner have expressed interest in executive producing Fever. The new biopic is based on the life of American singer Peggy Lee who passed away back in 2002. Todd Haynes is set to direct the project while Michelle Williams will reportedly star as Peggy Lee.
Last year, Eilish took part in an online panel celebrating the life and career of Peggy Lee. 2020 officially marked the centennial of the singer’s birth. Lee was the first female artist to be nominated for Record Of The Year at the first-ever Grammys. Following numerous nominations, she went on to win a Grammy for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance in 1970 among others.
Fever would mark Eilish’s first credit as executive producer on a major motion picture. Currently, Eilish has experience both directing and producing several of her own music videos including “Therefore I Am” which debuted in November.
On Feb. 26, Eilish is releasing her new documentary The World’s A Little Blurry. A second trailer for the film recently debuted which further shows her rise to fame over the years. Fans got their first look at the World’s A Little Blurry back in December.
Back in January, Eilish seemingly confirmed how many songs are on her forthcoming sophomore album. Although a release date for the LP is still unknown, Eilish hinted that her next musical era is starting following the release of her documentary on Feb. 26.
So far, Eilish has unveiled a few previews into her next album. Back in July, she debuted her emotional single “my future” along with an animated video. Then, in November, she treated fans to her carefree video for “Therefore I Am.” More recently, she dropped her highly-anticipated collaboration with Rosalía “Lo Vas A Olvidar” which premiered during a new episode of Euphoria. The tracks follow up 2019’s “everything i wanted” as well as her James Bond theme “No Time To Die.”
Outside of her music, Eilish has been candid about her rise to fame over the years. Last month, she shared why her loved ones cared more about that photo of her in a tank top than she did. As well, she also explained what she misses most about mosh pits as the pandemic continues to postpone and cancel festivals and concerts this year.
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