When it comes to the latest Baz Luhrmann production, one never knows quite what to expect in terms of the soundtrack. Proving he’s hard at work to hit the finish line by May, we recently got a lavish new trailer for his fifth feature film, The Great Gatsby, and now after many rumors, we’ve got some confirmation when it comes to the score. Word had it that Prince and Lady Gaga may make some contributions, but now The Bullitts aka the brainchild of singer/songwriter/producer Jeymes Samuel has hit Twitter with some revealing information.
Already a spotlight in the trailers, and his music even featured as motivation during production, none other than Jay-Z is reportedly working on the score. Tweeting yesterday, Samuel said, “Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!”
We’ve got no other details regarding to what capacity his involvement is, especially considering Craig Armstrong is currently credited with the original score, but it’s safe to see we can’t wait to see how Luhrmann integrates this hip-hop talent into his F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation. As we await more information, check out some new stills from the film above and below, as well as The Bullitts‘ video for their single Supercool, featuring Rosario Dawson, and the latest Gatsby trailer if you missed it.
The Great Gatsby hits theaters May 10th, 2013.
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