A documentary about 18-year-old singer-songwriter Billie Eilish, entitled The World’s a Little Blurry, will release in February of 2021.
Billie Eilish unveiled the film’s release date today, via an Instagram post accompanied by a brief trailer; Apple officials also published an announcement message. Though the featured clip is admittedly light on details, it does indicate that the Apple Original work is slated to debut in theaters – and, as DMN first reported in December of 2019, on Apple TV+ – sometime in February of next year, once again. Additionally, the concise video shows home footage of an extremely young Eilish, happily tapping the keys of a piano, and will presumably chart the five-time Grammy winner’s rise to prominence.
Filmmaker and documentarian R. J. Cutler has directed the film, which reportedly set Apple back a whopping $25 million. As an aside, Cutler directed Apple TV+’s Dear… docuseries, which became available for streaming earlier this year and features episodes about Lin-Manuel Miranda and Stevie Wonder. Moreover, this isn’t the first time that Billie Eilish has partnered with Apple, as she released a live album stemming from her 2019 set at the Steve Jobs Theater and enabled fans to remix “You Should See Me in a Crown” via the Apple Music Lab.
At the time of this writing, the Instagram clip Billie Eilish posted to reveal the documentary’s release had garnered over 2.3 million plays. The tweet had racked up about 13,500 retweets and nearly 52,000 likes.
Before fans can catch The World’s a Little Blurry, however, they’ll have a chance to enjoy Eilish’s work in No Time to Die. The Los Angeles native recorded the 25th James Bond film’s namesake theme song, which dropped ahead of the film’s original April release date. No Time to Die was subsequently shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now connected to a November 20th North American release (as well as a November 12th debut in the United Kingdom).
On the live-concert front, the vast majority of Eilish’s fifth tour (in support of her first full album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?) was postponed as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The “Bad Guy” artist’s team is expected to detail the rescheduled dates sometime in the near future.
Good for her.