Is movie producing Billie Eilish’s next venture?
Variety reports that Billie, her mother Maggie Baird, and the CEO of her label Darkroom, Justin Lubliner, are in early talks to executive-produce the upcoming Peggy Lee biopic Fever, named after the late singer and actress’ best-known song.
The trade confirms that Oscar-nominee Michelle Williams is on board to Lee, with Todd Haynes directing.
Billie previously told Variety in a 2019 interview that she considers Peggy Lee an inspiration.
“I used to listen to tons of old music — Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Etta James, Johnny Mathis and people like that — where all the songs had a perfect songwriting structure,” she said.
And last May, she participated in a Grammy Museum online panel in honor of the 100th anniversary of Lee’s birth.
By Andrea Tuccillo
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