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Movie fans have been eager to finally see Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, which will not be released until May. Now, Jay-Z fans will likely be looking forward to the date after it was revealed that the rapper will be composing the score.
According to Billboard, producer The Bullitts spilled the news on Twitter on Sunday. “Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming#CLASSIC The Great Gatsby!” The Bullitts tweeted. “It is too DOPE for words!”
Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!
— THE BULLITTS (@TheBullitts) December 30, 2012
Jay-Z’s involvement in the film isn’t a complete surprise, since Luhrmann used the Watch The Throne track “No Church in the Wild” in the film’s trailer.
According to Collider, there have also been reports that Prince and Lady Gaga have also contributed new songs to the film. So, don’t expect a contemporary 1920’s jazz score for the film, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel.
The Great Gatsby, which was originally supposed to be out in 2012 before it was delayed this summer, is due in theaters on May 10 in 3D. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.