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Apple TV 'Set To Acquire' New Billie Eilish Documentary

Apple TV 'Set To Acquire' New Billie Eilish Documentary

Apple is reportedly nearing a deal to acquire an untitled Billie Eilish documentary, according to Variety.

The entertainment news site reports that 'a source close to the situation' confirmed the documentary, but would not divulge how much the deal set Apple back - merely claiming that rumours of the project having a $25 million (£19m) price tag and a $1-$2 billion (£760m-£1.5bn) budget were 'wrong'.

Directed by R. J. Cutler and produced by Interscope Films, the doc reportedly follows 'all aspects' of Eilish's life as she gains worldwide attention - from private moments with her family through to intimate behind-the-scenes glimpses at her public life.

We don't know much else about the mysterious film, but Variety reports that one of its staff 'witnessed a film crew following the singer virtually everywhere', and that they had been told the crew were working on an unspecified documentary that hasn't been announced yet.

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It is expected to premiere on Apple TV+ (not Apple Music) at some point in 2020, with the news coming at the end of what's been a bumper year for Eilish.

Having just headlined the first-ever Apple Music Awards on Wednesday at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, she released her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? back in March - which went on to become the most-played album on both Apple Music and Spotify, and earned her a couple of Grammy nominations.

Eilish seems to have taken the growing success in her stride, and shows no sign that she has any plans of stopping that momentum.

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In a recent interview with NME, she discussed her rapid ascent to the top - and the downsides that come with it, including the trolls.

She said: "I used to read every single comment and every picture I was tagged in and respond to every single DM, but now I barely go on Instagram because I can't handle that s***.

"F*** that s***. I just don't wanna see all the horrible things people say. I don't wanna see that I should have died instead of this artist. It takes not looking at my phone to stop myself from engaging. I had to delete Twitter in March because of it.

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"Nobody is going to win. If somebody said something to me in person, I'd beat their ass."

LADbible has contacted Apple for comment.

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Topics: Billie Eilish, Entertainment, TV and Film, Music, Apple

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]