Baz Luhrmann's take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic-literature class drama The Great Gatsby is reportedly set to feature a soundtrack packed with original music by top-tier acts including Prince and Lady Gaga.
While The Great Gatsby trailer featured a Jack White cover of U2′s “Love is Blindness” and Kanye West & Jay-Z’s “No Church in the Wild” from their album Watch The Throne, fans have been wondering what music would actually make the soundtrack to the highly-anticipated new film. According to The Playlist, GaGa and Prince will appear on the soundtrack, with actress Adelaide Clemens (who plays Catherine Wilson in the film) spilling the beans at a press junket: "They have some new music that's going to be added to the film," she said when discussing why the movie was pushed back to May 10, 2013.
"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," Clemens said, before quickly adding, "I don't know if I'm allowed to say that."
Baz Luhrmann is no stranger to strong soundtracks, with 1996's Romeo + Juliet (1996) being a music-culture centerpiece at the time with fan-favorite tracks by Radiohead, Garbage and more, while Australia (2009) included the original Elton John song “The Drover’s Ballad.” His most memorable film soundtrack is undoubtedly Moulin Rouge (2001), however, featuring music by U2's Bono, Beck, Rufus Wainwright, David Bowie and Christina Aguilera.
Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby will also star Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fischer and Joel Edgerton.
We'll keep you posted on updates.