Many rumors have been swirling around for months regarding who would be scoring Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby". It appears that the placement of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s "No Church in the Wild" playing with the trailer was not a coincidence, as Jay-Z is now attached to score the film. Yesterday singer/songwriter/producer Jeymes Samuel took to twitter to confirm the news, check out the tweet below:
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 is no stranger to adding a contemporary flair, juxtaposed against an older, classic setting. He included tracks from such artists as Radiohead and Garbage in his "Romeo and Juliet", starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. He included Nirvana, Madonna, The Police and many more modern artists, against the backdrop of "Moulin Rouge", starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. One thing is for sure, Luhrmann isn't afraid to take risks. With a classic such as "Gatsby", let's hope Jay-Z, the king of hip-hop, makes him proud.
Watch the trailer for "The Great Gatsby" below:
"The Great Gatsby" hits AMC Theatres on May 10th 2013.
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