Johnny Marr working on James Bond 'No Time To Die' score with Hans Zimmer

Gregory Wakeman
Johnny Marr and Hans Zimmer attend 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' New York Premiere ath the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. © LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)

Johnny Marr, the legendary guitarist and songwriter with The Smiths, is working on the score for the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die.

Marr is going to work alongside his longtime collaborator Hans Zimmer on the music for the 25th installment to the franchise, which will also mark Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007.

Speaking to NME about his inclusion on the film, Marr was, understandably, rather happy to be joining No Time To Die.

“Part of the legacy of the Bond films is iconic music,” he declared. “So I’m very happy to be bringing my guitar to No Time To Die.”

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Marr has become quite the pro when it comes to film scores as he has worked alongside the Oscar-winning Zimmer on four movies now. These have included Inception, The Amazing Spider-Man, Freeheld, and The Big Bang. 

James Bond (Daniel Craig) in discussion with Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) in NO TIME TO DIE, a DANJAQ and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. (Credit: Nicola Dove © 2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

In the past, Marr, who previously toured with Zimmer, too, has even gone as far as to call him “family,” before adding, “He’s always doing movies and I like doing movies so I think there are going to be a couple more films going on.”

This is the second big announcement of the week regarding the music for No Time To Die, as it was recently revealed that Billie Eilish will be singing the title theme song for the film.

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We’ll get to hear what this sounds like just before No Time To Die is released on April 6. 

Written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Fukunaga on directing duties, too, the rather stacked No Time To Die will also feature Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomi Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, and Ralph Fiennes.