Published Dec 31, 2012The last we heard about Baz Luhrmann's upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby, rumours were flying that new material from Prince and Lady Gaga would figure in somewhere on the soundtrack. While neither artist has confirmed participation just yet, word has come that Jay-Z is reportedly helping score the film.
As the Huffington Post points out, the news came from the Bullitts' Jeymes Samuel, who tweeted that he and Hova have been prepping a score for the Roaring Twenties period flick. "Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby!," Samuel posted last night (December 30). "It is too DOPE for words!"
Details have not been delivered beyond that nugget of news, with Jay-Z not having confirmed the collaboration on his end. The connection might not be that surprising for some, however, as early trailers for the film featured snippets of Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne opener "No Church in the Wild."
As for those Prince and Gaga tracks, actress Adelaide Clemens, who plays Catherine in Gatsby, had previously said during a film junket for Silent Hill 3D: Revelation that "some pretty huge artists have approached Baz and are writing songs for the film, and I don't think Warner Bros. are going to turn down Prince and Lady Gaga knocking down your door." She later retracted her reveal, stating, "I don't know if I'm allowed to say that."
The Great Gatsby is schedule to hit theatres on May 10.