In a joint press release, Apple and ever-rising star Billie Eilish announced that the highly anticipated documentary feature film, Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, directed by R.J. Cutler (Belushi, The September Issue,The War Room), will premiere in theaters and on Apple TV+ in February 2021. According to Hollywood Reporter, the documentary has a $25 million price tag.
According to IndieWire, the documentary will center on the 18-year-old musician in the time after she released When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, her breakout debut album, in March 2019. It brought her Grammy wins for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal. Finneas won for Best Engineering and Best Production at this year’s 62nd Grammy Awards in January.
Recently, Eilish released, as American Songwriter puts it, her internationally hailed official James Bond theme song “No Time To Die,” written with Finneas for the forthcoming Bond film.
While embedded with the singer’s tour in October of 2019, a Variety reporter witnessed a film crew following the singer virtually everywhere, and was told the crew was working on an unspecified “documentary that hasn’t been announced yet”; reports of the Apple TV+ deal began to emerge last December. A source said the crew had been following Eilish for many months, possibly as far back as 2016.