Director Baz Luhrmann already tipped his hand in the trailer for his upcoming adaptation of "The Great Gatbsy." Among the songs heard was the Jay-Z-led track "No Church in the Wild," his 2011 collaboration with Kanye West. The use married an examination of the empty, ostentatious wealth of the '20s with an examination of the empty, ostentatious wealth of today.
This week, it came to light that "The Great Gatsby" could feature original Jay-Z works. The news was spread by the Bullitts, the musical designation for producer/musician Jeymes Samuel. In a tweet posted Monday, he wrote, "Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!."
Unknown, however, is to what extent Jay-Z's music will figure into "The Great Gatsby." Warner Bros. Pictures has already announced that regular Luhrmann contributor Craig Armstrong is composing music for the film. Pop & Hiss reached out to the studio for further details, but the studio and Jay-Z have yet to provide more information.
Jay-Z is already linked to another film, the Willow Smith-starring remake of "Annie." The latter has been reported to start shooting in 2013, and Jay-Z is said to be overseeing the music. Willow, of course, is signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation.