Jay-Z and F. Scott Fitzgerald are American icons of different caliber, no doubt. But movie director Baz Luhrmann is going to combine their artistry in his upcoming adaptation of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Word is that Hova is working tirelessly on the film’s score.

According to Billboard, the rapper is confirmed to compose the score to the film, along with The Bullitts. The group’s Jeymes Samuel shared news of the collaboration over the weekend. He tweeted:

“Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!”

Dope? Fitzgerald is probably rolling in his grave right now.

This news should come as no surprise though. Luhrmann is known for his obsession of popular music, and when the film’s trailer first debuted online in May of 2012, Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne track “No Church in the Wild” was featured in it. It’s also been reported that Prince and Lady Gaga have songs in the film’s soundtrack, but the tracklist hasn’t been confirmed yet.

The Great Gatsby opens on May 10, 2013.

Here’s the first trailer of the film, which features “No Church in the Wild” and a lot of super-stylized shots of New York City. Check it out:

What do you think?

Other source: Pitchfork