Some eyebrows were raised when the trailer for The Great Gatsby was released featuring Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild.” Yesterday the news broke that Hov will have an even larger role in the film. Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts tweeted that he’s been working around the clock with Jay-Z on the film’s score.
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
Earlier in 2012 Jay-Z had received rave reviews for the scoring the soundtrack to the video game NBA 2K13. He was listed as the game’s executive producer. Not many details have been revealed regarding the Gatsby soundtrack although it’s rumored that it will feature new songs from Prince and Lady Gaga.
Based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby is directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Leonardo Dicaprio and Tobey Maguire. The film is set to hit theaters on May 10, 2013. [Collider]