Melbourne, Mar h 16: Jay-Z has been announced as the executive producer of Baz Luhrmann's screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Great Gatsby.
The collaboration was sparked after the film's star Leonardo DiCaprio introduced Jay-Z to director Baz Luhrman, New.com.au reported.
The 43-year-old singer said in a statement that as soon as he spoke with Luhrman and DiCaprio, he knew this was the right project.
He added that the movie, which is a classic American story of one's introduction to extravagance, decadence and illusion, is ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist. (ANI)