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January 2nd, 2013
Director and writer Baz Luhrmann has secured Jay-Z to score his latest movie, a film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald`s American classic, The Great Gatsby. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, the film brings the famous love triangle to the big screen and acts and Luhrmann`s first feature film since 2008`s Australia.
Jay-Z`s collaborator The Bullits shared the duo`s good news on Twitter, saying “Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!”.
Luhrmann`s work has become synonymous with exceptional soundtracks, having won two BAFTAs and one Golden Globe in the soundtrack category for Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet. The Great Gatsby will see Luhrmann team up once again with his Romeo + Juliet leading man, Leonardo Dicaprio, who will play the title role of Jay Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby hits theatres on May 10, with the first trailer already featuring some of Jay-Z`s handiwork with No Church In The Wild.Tweet