It doesn’t seem like Jay-Z had to pull very many strings to get the hottest female singer in music right now to collaborate on his upcoming score for Baz Luhrmann‘s epic retelling of The Great Gatsby. Beyonce is teaming up with Andre 3000 for a duet on the movie’s soundtrack. Nepotism, anyone?
E! Online reports that Jay’s wifey and one half of Outkast will sing a brand-new version of Amy Winehouse‘s hit “Back to Black.” “It’s a very different take” on the song, Interscope Records told the site.
The Great Gatsby was originally scheduled for a holiday 2012 release, but was pushed to May 15, 2013, just in time for the summer. The adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s 1925 novel will open the Cannes Film Festival in May.
“It is a great honor for all those who have worked on The Great Gatsby to open the Cannes Film Festival,” says Luhrmann. “We are thrilled to return to a country, place and festival that has always been so close to our hearts, not only because my first film Strictly Ballroom was screened there 21 years ago, but also because F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote some of the most poignant and beautiful passages of his extraordinary novel just a short distance away at a villa outside Saint-Raphaël.”
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