Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Billie Eilish’s big 2019 is culminating in a deal with Apple TV+ for a documentary that comes with a $25 million price tag, according to multiple sources.
The documentary, which has already been filmed, was directed by R. J. Cutler (“The September Issue,” “The World According to Dick Cheney”) and produced in collaboration with Eilish’s label, Interscope Records, for a budget that one source pegs as between $1 million and $2 million.
The film is expected to follow the 17-year-old singer-songwriter in the wake of the release of her album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” released in March 2019. Cutler was allowed access to Eilish’s private moments with her family and to the behind-the-scenes of her public appearances.
The documentary will be available through Apple TV+ instead of Apple Music, which has previously released documentary projects such as Taylor Swift’s “The 1989 World Tour (Live)” and Ed Sheeran’s “Songwriter.”
The move signals a blurring of the lines between Apple’s $10 per-month music streaming service and its $5 per-month film and TV offering.
Apple TV+ has not announced a release date for the documentary.
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