It seems that Hollywood director Baz Luhrmann and music maker Jay-Z have struck up quite a friendship, since working together on the movie The Great Gatsby. Baz Luhrmann has praised Jay-Z for the work that he has done on the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby. Meanwhile, Jay-Z has praised Baz, saying that The Great Gatsby has all the makings of an epic.
Luhrmann explained, "Not only is Jay-Z a great artist, full stop, but I had heard that he was a great collaborator. Leonardo and I were lucky enough to be present in a recording session over two years ago as Jay-Z was recording 'No Church in the Wild', and the collaboration grew from there."
Jay-Z said, "It's ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist. The imagination Baz brought to Moulin Rouge made it a masterpiece, and Romeo + Juliet's score wasn't just in the background; the music became a character. This film's vision and direction has all the makings of an epic experience."
The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher and Carey Mulligan and is set to be released on May 10 in the US, before hitting the big screen in the UK on May 17.