New Gatsby Film Adaptation to be Scored by Jay-Z
According to The Bullitts’ Jeymes Samuel’s Twitter post, he and superstar rapper Jay-Z will be scoring Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the eponymous Gatsby.
Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!
While the use of Jay-Z’s No Church in the Wild in the promo video should have been a clue, cast members let it slip as early as last April that Baz Luhrmann was paying music by the rapper on set. Isla Fischer told MTV:
On my first day he had Jay-Z pumped up full, and we did the entire scene with, you know, Jay-Z in our ear on full blast while acting, and it was just so liberating.
Perfect choice or disaster? We’ll have to see. The movie, also starring Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fischer, opens in May. And, judging by this news - and Luhrmann’s previous work - it should be interesting.
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