MI6 can reveal that Madonna; recently confirmed by
EON to be writing and performing the title song for
Die Another Day; will be starting work in the studio
on Monday 18th March 2002. We have exclusive confirmation
that she also had a contract to appear on the screen
Madonna Confirmed For "Die Another Day"
15th March 2002
EON Productions have officially confirmed the long running
rumour that Madonna will be performing the title song for
Die Another Day.
Another long standing rumour was that Madonna was in negotiations
to play a small cameo role in the 20th Bond adventure. It
was believed EON had to comply with her demands in order
to secure her for the title song.
MI6 can reveal that Madonna and EON did agree to her featuring
on screen, but other events have unfolded since.
One of the many PR people representing Madonna exclusively
"She is starting work in the studio on Monday (18th
March 2002). It is true that part of the contract was to
have a cameo role in the movie, but her commitments to her
new play in London means it is no longer possible".
On Friday March 15th 2002, EON Productions issued the following
Los Angeles, CA Madonna will be composing and performing
the main title song for Die Another Day, the newest James Bond
adventure, it was announced today by producers Michael G. Wilson
and Barbara Broccoli and Anita Camarata, EVP of MGM Music. Die
Another Day stars Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry and will be released
on November 22, 2002, in conjunction with the 40th anniversary
of the Bond films.
Wilson and Broccoli said, We are thrilled that Madonna,
who is recognised as the world's most exciting songwriter and
performer, has agreed to compose and sing the song for the first
James Bond movie of the new millennium."
Madonna is a brilliant artist who continues to have enormous
appeal, says Camarata. She has an excellent feel for
writing and performing music in films and we are proud she will
contribute her talents to Die Another Day.