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Either "The Great Gatsby" needs a serious boost wrangling up a modern demographic or director Baz Luhrmann is some kind of evil filmmaking wizard who's bound to show us all how hardcore his creativity really is.

Luhrmann, who tapped the then-untested Nellee Hooper to score his other Leonardo DiCaprio-led classic-to-modern adaptation, "Romeo + Juliet," has chosen hip hop artist Jay-z of all people to score "Gatsby."

Jay-z's got gobs of soundtrack credits to his name, of course, and he's earned multi-platinum this and that to solidify his supreme foothold in the music industry, but scoring a major motion picture? That'll be a first for him.

Jay's involvement makes a lot of sense, though. It is a hard knock life for Gatsby's brood ... Oh, wait. No it's not.

Anyway, he won't go it alone for his first big film venture. A band called The Bullitts - which also recently scored its first, »

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