It seems Billie Eilish is in talks to executive produce the new Peggy Lee biopic, Fever. The film is set to be directed by Carol director Todd Haynes and will star the biopic-veteran Michelle Williams as Lee.
According to multiple outlets, Eilish is rumored to be in early talks to executive produce the film with her mother Maggie Baird. They will team up alongside Darkroom founder and CEO Justin Lubliner.
The news isn’t a surprise as just last year Eilish was featured in an online panel that celebrated the life and career of the late Peggy Lee which marked the centennial of the icon’s birth. Lee was the first female artist to be nominated for Record of the Year at the first Grammys ceremony all the way back in May of 1959. A decade later she went on to win her first Grammy for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance in 1969.
Having credits on Fever would be the first time Eilish has been an executive producer on a major feature film after her resume of directing and producing many of her own music videos.
The other executive producer, Lubliner, isn’t a new coworker for Eilish. He actually served as the executive producer for her first feature-length documentary film, The World’s A Little Blurry, a film giving an inside look into her life and rising career.
In the newest trailer for the documentary, Eilish is seen talking about her relationship with her fans. “I look into the crowd and I see every single person in there is going through something,” she said. “I have the same problem. I was like, ‘Why don’t I turn this into art instead of living with it?'”
The World’s A Little Blurry is set to be released this month through Apple TV+ on February 26. As the year goes on, hopefully, the early talks for Billie Eilish being an executive producer for the new Peggy Lee biopic will be confirmed as well.
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