Amid headline-making speculation about her marriage, her release from jail and her topping a British Rich List with earning power of $20 million, Amy Winehouse may soon add one more line to her resumé: James Bond titles singer.
Music producer Mark Ronson confirms to the BBC that the troubled soul diva, 24, is working on the theme song for the upcoming 007 release, now in production: Quantum Of Solace, starring Daniel Craig.
Ronson, 32, did not guarantee the song’s placement in the finished film, however, but said: “Hopefully it will get used. We’re working on it and we’ll see happens.”
The filmmakers were the ones who approached Winehouse, he said. “They asked Amy, and I think Amy said that if she did it, she’d want to do it with me.”
Should she make the final cut, Winehouse would join a roster of such artists as Louis Armstrong, Sheena Easton, Paul McCartney and Wings, Carly Simon, Nancy Sinatra, Tina Turner and Shirley Bassey – all of whom have been heard under the opening credits of the nearly 50-year-old film franchise.
“The demo sounds like a James Bond theme, hopefully,” says Ronson. “I’m sure there are loads more really famous people that probably we’re competing with, and we don’t know about. I’m not sure.”
Hedging his bet slightly, the producer added: ” If we don’t get this one maybe we’ll get another one.”