1. Headline
  1. Headline
Image: Amy Winehouse
Matt Dunham  /  AP
British singer Amy Winehouse may have competition in writing a new theme song for the upcoming Bond movie. Beyonce is reportedly in the running now.
Access Hollywood
updated 5/27/2008 4:42:13 PM ET 2008-05-27T20:42:13

She’s already played opposite one British super spy in “Austin Powers,” but Beyonce is now ready to step into the legendary 007 franchise, as well.

Beyonce is in the running for the next James Bond theme, according to several reports out of the UK, after trouble emerged with British soul-singer Amy Winehouse.

Originally, producers had reportedly asked Amy Winehouse to record a track. But while the embattled soul singer made some studio visits with producer Mark Ronson, he pulled the plug on their sessions together, judging by comments he told Britain’s Sky News earlier this month.

“We did work on it, but we never finished it,” Ronson said. “I don’t think it will happen unless by some miracle it gets recorded and someone sings vocals.”

  1. More Entertainment stories
    1. Autistic ballerina dances her way into hearts

      In a popular YouTube video, the beaming little ballerina dances an entire four-minute routine seemingly perfectly, matchin...

    2. Every on-screen drink in 'Mad Men' in 5 minutes
    3. See the 'Dancing' stars' most memorable moves
    4. Emmy's biggest snubs? Cranston, Hamm, more
    5. 'Toy Story' toys burn up in prank on mom

Last week, however, Winehouse said she had completed some Bond music, though it wasn’t clear if the songs were with Ronson or another artist.

“I’ve done loads of Bond songs I’m really happy with. I don’t know what the problem is,” the UK’s Daily Express quoted her as saying.

Over the weekend, famed ‘80s band the Pet Shop Boys appeared to offer their services to Winehouse for the theme.

“She’s got a few things to sort out first but we like her very much,” Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant allegedly told Britain’s The Sun. “Technically she’s a great singer and we’ve got one or two tracks that would really suit her.”

On Tuesday, however, the Pet Shop Boys management lashed out at the story claiming the report was “totally made up.”

The decision over whether Beyonce will record the theme is in the hands of Barbara Broccoli, according to the Express. Broccoli is the daughter of the late “Bond” producer Cubby Broccoli.

The next installment of the “Bond” series - “Quantum Of Solace” - is set to premiere in late October.

Copyright 2013 by NBC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

More on TODAY.com

  1. Joan Lunden: 10 things I wish I knew before I was diagnosed with breast cancer

    From the moment you hear the words ‘You have breast cancer,’ it’s almost like you’re shot out of a cannon. Here are 10 things I wish I knew before I was diagnosed.

    10/1/2014 10:52:45 AM +00:00 2014-10-01T10:52:45
  2. Want to help? A guide to breast cancer charities

    In the United States an estimated 296,000 women and 2,240 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and almost 40,000 women and 410 men will die of the disease. That's one death every 14 minutes, according to the National Breast Cancer Coalition.

    10/1/2014 10:45:11 AM +00:00 2014-10-01T10:45:11
  3. Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
Exclusive
  1. TODAY

    Derek Jeter dismisses 'most eligible bachelor' title: 'No, no, no'

    10/1/2014 11:43:39 AM +00:00 2014-10-01T11:43:39
  1. TODAY

    Al, Jay Leno kick off USO comedy tour in Afghanistan

    10/1/2014 11:00:13 AM +00:00 2014-10-01T11:00:13
  1. Getty Images file

    Duchess Kate pulls out of charity event due to morning sickness

    10/1/2014 1:20:02 PM +00:00 2014-10-01T13:20:02