CULVER CITY, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today by
producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
and Sony Pictures Entertainment, that Chris Cornell, the singer/songwriter
behind Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, has written, in
collaboration with Bond composer David Arnold, and will perform the main
title song entitled "You Know My Name," for the new James Bond adventure
Daniel Craig stars as the new "007" in CASINO ROYALE directed by Martin
Campbell. The film will be released worldwide by Columbia Pictures on
November 17, 2006.
The acclaimed singer-songwriter, whose upcoming release with Audioslave
marks the 11th album of his career, has also enjoyed success with the
groups Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog, as well as his own critically
acclaimed solo album in 1999, "Euphoria Morning." In addition, he has
collaborated with such groups as Alice in Chains and made contributions to
"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," said Lia Vollack,
President, Worldwide Music for Columbia Pictures. "His music is both
soulful and tough. It was the perfect complement to Daniel Craig and CASINO
Cornell joins such distinguished performers as Madonna, Sheryl Crow,
Paul McCartney & Wings, Carly Simon, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Tina
Turner, Gladys Knight, Sheena Easton, Duran Duran and Garbage who have
performed title songs for previous James Bond adventures, though he will be
among the select few who have both written and performed an "007" title
song (others include McCartney & Wings, Crow and Madonna). Other songs were
written by composers as varied as Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse, Lionel
Bart, John Barry, Bono & The Edge and Marvin Hamlisch.
Daniel Craig stars as "007" James Bond, the smoothest, sexiest, most
lethal agent on Her Majesty's Secret Service in CASINO ROYALE. Based on the
first Bond book written by Ian Fleming, the story, which has never been
told on film until now, recounts the making of the world's greatest secret
James Bond's first "007" mission leads him to Le Chiffre (Mads
Mikkelsen), banker to the world's terrorists. In order to stop him, and
bring down the terrorist network, Bond must beat Le Chiffre in a
high-stakes poker game at Casino Royale. Bond is initially annoyed when a
beautiful British Treasury official, Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), is assigned
to deliver his stake for the game and watch over the government's money.
But, as Bond and Vesper survive a series of lethal attacks by Le Chiffre
and his henchmen, a mutual attraction develops leading them both into
further danger and events that will shape Bond's life forever.
ABOUT EON PRODUCTIONS
EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC is owned by the Broccoli family and has
produced twenty one James Bond films since 1962, including CASINO ROYALE.
The Bond films, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, make up
the most successful franchise in film history and includes the recent
blockbuster films GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough
and Die Another Day. EON Productions and Danjaq, LLC, are affiliate
companies and control all worldwide merchandising of the James Bond
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About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is an independent, privately-held motion
picture, television, home video, and theatrical production and distribution
company. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films,
comprising approximately 4,000 titles, and over 10,400 episodes of
television programming. Its film library has received 208 Academy
Awards(R), one of the largest award-winning collections in the world, and
includes numerous successful film franchises, including James Bond, Pink
Panther and Rocky. MGM is owned by an investor consortium comprised of Sony
Corporation of America, Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group,
Comcast Corporation and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. For more
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