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Jay-Z will provide original score for 'The Great Gatsby'

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WHEN the first trailer for director Baz Luhrmann's ambitious adaptation of the classic novel The Great Gatsby debuted online, many were jarred by the juxtaposition of Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild" against the film's period setting. 

The decision to use that song in the trailer wasn't a complete shock, as Luhrmann has shown a propensity for populating his period films with modern music. 

He had no problem mixing Shakespeare with Radiohead in Romeo + Juliet and 1900s France with Madonna in Moulin Rouge!. 

Now, though, it appears that Luhrmann isn't just repurposing existing songs for The Great Gatsby, but is having Jay-Z himself provide an original score for the film.

 

Read more at Collider.com

Topics:  baz luhrmann jay-z leonardo dicaprio the great gatsby


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