Baz Luhrmann is Using Some Contemporary Music for 'Great Gatbsy'
While the new adaptation of The Great Gatbsy from director Baz Luhrmann was originally slated to hit theaters this year, audiences are now stuck waiting until next summer to see the film. There have been rumblings that there might be some trouble with the production, but they don't sound terribly worrisome. An interesting tidbit has now surfaced regarding the music in the film. Following the use of contemporary tracks from Jay-Z and Jack White in the trailer, we were left wondering if Luhrmann would use modern music for the period drama, similar to Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet. Now we have an answer. Read on!
The Playlist recently spoke with Adelaide Clemens, who plays Catherine in the adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, and she might have been a little too forthcoming about some contemporary artists contributing to the film's soundtrack. The actress says:
"They have some new music that's going to be added to the film. Some pretty huge artists have approached Baz and are writing songs for the film, and I don't think Warner Bros. are going to turn down Prince and Lady Gaga knocking down your door. I don't know if I'm allowed to say that."
Prince has contributed music to plenty of films from Bat Dance in Tim Burton's Batman to his most recent soundtrack contribution in Happy Feet back in 2006. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga hasn't crafted any original material for a film despite having several songs appear on various film soundtracks. It would be even more interesting if these two joined forces for some original music. Of course, this isn't necessarily a sure thing as both of these artists are quite busy. But it does let us know that there will at least be some modern music in the film as Clemens also said Prince and Lady Gaga was only a sampling of the artists who might be involved. Surely there will be some sort of score as well, but we like this news for the most part. Stay tuned!