While rumours were circulating around the net that Chris Cornell was the artist chosen to perform the title song for the 21st official James Bond film, Casino Royale, it has today been confirmed, reports PR Newswire.
In collaboration with composer David Arnold, Cornell has written and will perform the main title song ‘You Know My Name’ for the film. Casino Royale will be the first film since 1983’s Octopussy to not feature a main title song that matches the name of the film.
He joins the ranks of Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Duran Duran, and Paul McCartney as performers who have also written the main title song.
“I’ve always loved Chris’ work, both as a writer and as an artist, and had hoped someday to find the right film to inspire him… His music is both soulful and tough. It was the perfect complement to Daniel Craig and Casino Royale, says Lia Vollack, President, Worldwide Music for Columbia Pictures.
Cornell is best known for his previous work with both Soundgarden and Audioslave. He released his solo album, Euphoria Morning, in late 1999 and has also provided songs to the Great Expectations and Mission: Impossible II soundtracks. The third album from Audioslave, currently titled Revelations, is set for release in September 2006.
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Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond 007 film produced by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production began shooting in January and is due for release worldwide on 17 November 2006. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, it is currently being filmed in the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.
The film co-stars Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Tobias Menzies, Ivana Milicevic, Clemens Schick, Ludger Pistor, Claudio Santamaria, and Isaach De Bankole.