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Bond 24 Theme Song News: Lana Del Rey Will Sing James Bond 2015 Movie Soundtrack After ‘Great Gatsby’ Success And Adele’s Rejection?

By Sara Guaglione | August 28, 2014 04:41 PM EDT


Producers of "Bond 24" may be considering Lana Del Rey to sing the theme song for the new 2015 James Bond film, according to reports, following her success with "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack and Adele rejecting the opportunity?

According to the Irish Examiner, a source told The Sun newspaper: "Producers know it has to be a great song with a killer vocal to rival the phenomenal success of Adele's 'Skyfall'."

But Lana Del Rey isn't the only successful singer in the running - "Stay With Me" singer Sam Smith is reportedly being eyed for the honor of singing the "Bond 24" theme song.

"Sam seems like the favourite but Lana could definitely give him a run for his money," the source continued.

It's no surprise producers are interested in Lana Del Rey for the "Bond 24" theme song, after her hit with the song "Young and Beautiful" for "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack.

As we previously reported, according to The Sun, Sam Smith was in talks with "Bond 24" producers at MGM to sing the theme song for the newest installment in the James Bond franchise, which is due for release on November 6, 2015 in the US.

The report claims an MGM source said, "Sam is our top choice. He has the profile, cool image and an astonishing voice to record a Bond theme."

"And there is only so long we can hold out for Adele. Daniel Craig was pushing for her because she did such a great job last time around," the source continued, the Huffington Post reports.

"But from her perspective, how can she better what she did with 'Skyfall'? She won an Oscar, Bafta, Golden Globe and had a global No1."

If Sam Smith does agree to a deal for the "Bond 24" theme song, he will be the first British male to sing a Bond theme since Tom Jones' song in 1965, 'Thunderball'.

"Sam would be strong for our brand. It's about time we had a British male singing the title track again," the source added. "Sam's range means he can really dish up passion, energy and excitement when the opening titles roll with the music."

As we previously reported, Adele is currently working on her new album expected to drop this fall, as well as tending to her baby, meaning she's too busy for the "Bond 24" theme song. 

Tagged :  bond 24, Lana Del Rey, James Bond, Adele


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