Adele has confirmed she has co-written and performed the theme to the upcoming James Bond movie “Skyfall.”
The singer was initially unsure whether she wanted to take the project, according to news posted to the official James Bond website Monday.
“There’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song,” she was quoted as saying. “But I fell in love with the script. … It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I’ve never done, which made it exciting.”
The song was written by Adele and Paul Hepworth, who co-wrote her hit “Rolling in the Deep.” It was recorded at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios.
Adele posted a picture on her Twitter feed Monday of what appears to be the sheet music cover page for the song, credited to Adele – as A. Adkins – and Hepworth. Rumors have swirled for months that the Grammy-winning British singer had recorded the theme, but there had been no official announcement from producers until Monday.
The song will be available on Adele’s official site on Friday, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the release of “Dr. No,” the first Bond movie.
The film, Daniel Craig’s third Bond adventure, opens in Britain on Oct. 26 and in the U.S. on Nov. 9. The cast includes Javier Bardem, Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris.
Olive, the other Barrymore
Drew Barrymore is a mom.
The 37-year-old actress and her husband, Will Kopelman, welcomed a baby girl named Olive Barrymore Kopelman on Sept. 26.
A statement from Chris Miller at Barrymore’s production company, Flower Films, said the baby was born “happy, healthy and welcomed by the whole family.” The statement didn’t provide specifics on the birth.
Barrymore wed Kopelman, an art consultant, in June. He’s the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman.
She is the granddaughter of screen legend John Barrymore.
The birthday bunch
Critic Rex Reed is 74. Singer Don McLean is 67. Actor Avery Brooks (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) is 64. Musician Sting is 61. Actress Lorraine Bracco is 58. Guitarist Greg Jennings (Restless Heart) is 58. Country singer Gillian Welch is 45. Actress-talk-show host Kelly Ripa is 42. Singer Tiffany is 41. Actor Efren Ramirez (“Napoleon Dynamite”) is 39. Gospel singer and former “American Idol” contestant Mandisa is 36. Singer Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) is 24.