Jay-Z is hard at work on the score for The Great Gatsby, the upcoming Baz Luhrmann directed adaptation of the novel by late author F. Scott Fitzgerald.
In a tweet from Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts, the singer, songwriter and producer revealed that he and Jay-Z have been hard at work on the score for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, which will hit theaters on May 10, 2013.
“Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby,” tweeted Samuel who is also working on the score with The Bullitts.
As some fans have heard in the trailer, the Jay-Z and Kanye West song “No Church in the Wild” from their album “Watch the Throne” is featured in The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Isla Fisher.
The music for the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby, starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, was scored by composer and bandleader Nelson Riddle who went on to win an Academy Award for Best Music.
Although The Great Gatsby was originally intended for release on December 25, 2012, Warner Bros. felt that a 2013 would give more time to round out the production. Last summer, Dan Feldman, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution, revealed that The Great Gatsby was shaping up well.
“Based on what we’ve seen, Baz Luhrmann’s incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more,” said Feldman in a statement. “We think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible.”
Jay-Z recently performed a string of eight sold out shows at the Barclays Center in New York City.