Tradecraft: Shirley Bassey, Sean Connery Reunite
In a front page story, The Hollywood Reporter reports that "the voices of Shirley Bassey and Sean Connery have been drawn together on a feature for the first time since they were both involved in Goldfinger back in the day. Bassey has signed up to sing the title song named 'Guardian of the Highlands' for the CGI animated movie Sir Billi, which stars Connery's voice." Sir Billi is the indepently-produced Scottish film Connery has been involved with for several years. Goldeneye's Alan Cumming also lends his voice. The song was written especially with Bassey in mind, and she loved it. The final sentences of the Reporter's story are so weird that I'm going to reproduce them verbatim: "Connery is an exec producer and has been heavily involved with the independent studio project since its inception. The movie centers on a retired, skateboarding veterinarian who lives in a remote Scottish village and who spearheads the rescue of an illegal fugitive who also happens to be a beaver."