The Great Gatsby's new trailer releases with Beyonce's background score

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  • Updated: Apr 05, 2013 18:03 IST

Amitabh Bachchan plays Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby.

The new trailer of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby featuring Leonardo Di Caprio and Carey Mulligan is out. One of the interesting things about the sequence is Beyonce's voice for Amy Winehouse's number Back to Black which plays in the background.

Jay Z has produced the sountrack and the film will also see music by Florence and the Machine, Lana Del Rey and Jack White.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will also be debuting in this international project. The film is in its post-production stage and the actor says it will be out by May this year.

Bachchan plays Meyer Wolfsheim, a man with a dark past, who helps the film’s lead Leonardo DiCaprio’s character make money when he first comes to New York after the First World War. The much-anticipated film is an adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel and also stars Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.


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Reminiscing his experience of shooting his first Hollywood film The Great Gatsby, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan said he has admiration and respect for the movie's cast and crew. "As I look back to those moments, I can only have admiration and respect for all those that worked in this magnificent production. The amount of concentrated energy that goes in is quite remarkable," Big B tweeted on his blog. BIG B PRAISES

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Big B’s tweet on the micro-blogging website states: “The Great Gatsby official opening film for Cannes Film festival, May 15th…come one come all…half blink and you miss role for me (sic).” Later, he also tweets: “Baz Luhrmann just informs me about Cannes... there is excitement all around... Jazz y wanting to use my voice in sound track… sure (sic).” READ ON

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The Cannes Film Festival, whose 66th edition will unroll on May 15, has reportedly gone against tradition in choosing Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby as the opening night movie.

The film will hit North American theatres on May 10, five days before the start of Cannes. The Festival has – at least for the past 10 years – reserved the opening slot for a movie that has not been screened elsewhere. STORY

Lady Gaga's song in The Great Gatsby?
Pop star Lady Gaga has been lined up to add a song to the soundtrack of Leonardo DiCaprio's new movie The Great Gatsby.

Director Baz Luhrmann has already admitted to adding a modern twist to the adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel, with a 3D version of the flick and artists such as Kanye West, Jay-Z and Jack White already on the accompanying album. GAGA TO CROON?


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