28-Aug-2017 • Bond 25
Now that Daniel Craig has confirmed he'll play 007 for a fifth and final time in Bond 25, the tabloids are switching their focus to other aspects of Bond rumor mill to fill up their vapid column inches.
According to the Daily Star, Beyonce is being lined up to perform the title song. "This is the only project she is remotely interested in right now," an 'insider' told the red top rag.
Adele is apparently the one pushing Beyonce to work on the project, as the paper claims "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."
Somewhat incredibly, the paper claimed they got a 'senior executive at Hollywood studio MGM, which distributes every 007 movie' to talk about this rumour: "Daniel Craig’s decision this month to return as Bond has thrown everything into overdrive. It’s very likely that shooting for Bond 25 will begin at the end of this year or early next year. To tie-up, a deal with Beyoncé for a theme song for Daniel’s fifth appearance as 007 would really be the icing on the cake."
Of course, that quote is not from a real MGM executive, as they would know that shooting is not going to start for at least a year on Bond 25 as the release is not until November 2019. But nobody will call out the Daily Star for lying.
The Sun has already done their usual copy-and-paste job on this story. Expect to see this Beyonce fake news rattle around the tabloid echo chamber for a couple of days.
UPDATE: A rep for Beyonce told Billboard that "This is a rumor." Surprise!