Jay-Z Tapped To Score Upcoming Film, ‘The Great Gatsby’

By Staff  |  01/02/2013


The upcoming film adaptation of the 1920s book, The Great Gatsby, may be set in the roaring '20s, but it's getting a modern twist, thanks to... Jay-Z?

The hip-hop superstar has been tapped by director Baz Luhrmann to score the film. It came after Hov's and Kanye West's Watch The Throne track, "No Church in the Wild", was used as the music for the film's trailer, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The rapper's producer/songwriter, The Bullitts (real name: Jeymes Samuel), broke the news on Twitter.

"Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!" he wrote (@TheBullitts).

From business dealings and NBA ownership, to platinum albums and movies, Jay-Z just can't lose.

The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, hits theaters May 10.