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October 17, 2012  | by: Jara Montez

For those feeling dejected over the delay of Baz Luhmann’s remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel, “The Great Gatsby”, perk up, great news is coming your way. Originally intended to be released this Christmas, the film was pushed back to a Summer 2013 premiere. However, some new additions to the highly anticipated movie could justify the delay.


According to Adelaide Clemens, who plays Catherine Wilson in the rendition, pop icons Lady Gaga and Prince will be adding their vocals to the soundtrack. Meaning, the remake just got significantly cooler.

The public already got a glimpse of Luhmann’s, modern twist during the trailer, which featured Jay-Z and Kanye West’s hit, “No Church in the Wild”. Even more, Luhmann seemed to hone in on the opulent and gaudy tone that played directly into the novel’s theme. So really, what would the flashy lights and decadence be without Gaga and Prince? These contemporary alterations are crucial, as this will be the book’s sixth rendition. So producing another version without some sort of change would not be well received.

This is also a optimal way to gain the attention of the younger demographic, who if not for mandatory high school English classes, most likely would not have read the story. Yet, it will still remain true to the book for those that are committed to the classic. By taking  a page out of the Bond series by  having popular musicians like Madonna, Jack White, and currently, Adele perform the theme song, Luhmann is adding a well-known pop culture element to the already famous novel.

Details are scarce, as we are not sure what exactly Gaga and Prince will be contributing. A collaboration? A ballad? The possibilities are endless. But with these additions, it is already slated to be nothing short of great (no pun intended).

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