Jay-Z composing score for 'Gatsby'

Jay-Z performs on stage at the newly built Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York...

Jay-Z performs on stage at the newly built Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York September 28, 2012. This is the first event at the new stadium. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Greg Gilman, TheWrap.com

, Last Updated: 8:34 AM ET

LOS ANGELES - If you liked the music in the trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” you’ll be happy to hear Jay-Z isn’t just lending a few of his songs to the soundtrack, he’s composing the upcoming film’s entire original score.

The rapper is, apparently, hard at work to accomplish the task with another artist, who goes by the name The Bullitts.

The latter broke the news on Twitter in the early morning hours Sunday.

“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!”

It appears the flappers in Luhrmann’s latest film will be dancing to a very different beat than what F. Scott Fitzgerald imagined while writing his classic novel.

“The Great Gatsby,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, hits theaters on May 10.

Warner Bros. and Jay-Z’s rep did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.


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