Sam Smith
Sam Smith said to be in talks with film bosses to record theme for next 007 movie starring Daniel Craig. Getty

It looks like anything Adele can do, Sam Smith can do better.

The Stay with Me hitmaker is said to be in talks with film bosses at MGM to record the theme tune for the next James Bond film.

According to the Sun, the 22-year-old pop star was approached after Adele turned down the opportunity to pen another 007 track, despite taking home the Best Original Song Oscar for Skyfall in 2012.

"Sam is our top choice. He has the profile, cool image and an astonishing voice to record a Bond theme," a source told the newspaper.

"And there is only so long we can hold out for Adele. Daniel Craig was pushing for her because she did such a great job last time around.

"But from her perspective, how can she better what she did with Skyfall? She won an Oscar, Bafta, Golden Globe and had a global number one."

Recording the theme song for a blockbuster movie would be a great career move for Smith. Tom Jones was the last British male solo singer to record a Bond theme when he released 'Thunderball' in 1965.

Smith, who has collaborated with the likes of Naughty Boy and Disclosure, recently celebrated a major milestone after his debut album, Lonely Hour, climbed to number two on the US charts and became the fastest selling album for a British male.

Meanwhile the rising star has continued his quest to conquer America with performances on Saturday Night Live and his recent live cover of Whitney Houston's How Will I Know.

The new Bond film, which has the working title of Bond 24, is set for release on 23 October, 2015. Daniel Craig will return as Bond for the fourth time.