Jay-Z To Compose Original Score For ‘The Great Gatsby’
The New Year brings joyous tidings both for the fans of Jay-Z and for those who are eagerly awaiting the release of ‘The Great Gatsby’. Turns out Jay-Z shall be composing the original score for the movie. He is collaborating with another artist named Bullitts, in order to compose the score. In fact it was Bullitts who made the revelation when he Tweeted “Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC ‘The Great Gatsby,’” Bullitts exclaimed. “It is too DOPE for words!” Don’t expect the collaborators to start producing tunes from the Roaring Twenties. The trailer certainly indicates otherwise and Luhrmann mixed in modern music for “Romeo + Juliet,” as well as the musical period piece “Moulin Rouge!”
For the uninitiated the Great Gatsby is a story about Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, who finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy. Leonardo DiCaprio is slated to essay the role of Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire shall be playing Nick Carraway. Giving them company would be actors like Isla Fisher, Carrey Mulligan and others.
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Interestingly, Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Rachel McAdams, Keira Knightley, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Eva Green, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson were considered all at one point considered for playing a part in the film. Also, Ben Affleck was considered for a role, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. After Affleck dropped out, Bradley Cooper and Luke Evans were considered and Joel Edgerton was eventually cast.
The movie is a highly anticipated one as it’s based on a novel by the same name, written by the famous American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book is widely regarded as a “Great American Novel” and a literary classic, capturing the essence of an era and the post-war “carefree madness” of a nation hungry for life. The Modern Library named it the second best English language novel of the 20th Century. “The Great Gatsby,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, hits theaters on May 10.
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