Chris Cornell Has Written and Will Perform the Main Title Song for CASINO ROYALE Original Song Entitled 'You Know My Name'



    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
 CASINO ROYALE.
     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
 other soundtracks.
     "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
 ROYALE."
     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
 agent.
     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
 franchise.
     About Columbia Pictures
     Columbia Pictures, part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group,
 is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
 is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of
 Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion
 picture production and distribution; television production and
 distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel
 investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of
 studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and
 technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries.
 Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.sonypictures.com .
     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
 information, visit www.mgm.com.
     For further information contact:
 
     Steve Elzer,
     Senior Vice President, Media Relations
     Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
     (310) 244-7142
     steve_elzer@spe.sony.com
 
 

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