Craig Armstrong has been hired to score Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming drama The Great Gatsby. The movie based on the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Callan McAuliff. Luhrmann adapted the novel with his writing partner Craig Pierce (Romeo + Juliet) and is also producing the project with Oscar-winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin (Moulin Rouge!), Douglas Wick (Gladiator), Lucy Fisher (Memoirs of a Geisha), Catherine Knapman & G. Mac Brown (Australia). The novel has spawned several film adaptations in the past, most notably 1974’s version directed by Jack Clayton, starring Robert Redford and featuring music by Nelson Riddle who won the Academy Award for his work on the film. Armstrong has previously scored the director’s Romeo + Juliet, as well as the Oscar-nominated musical Moulin Rouge!, for which he also provided most of the orchestral song arrangements. Luhrmann’s previous film Australia was scored by Australian composer David Hirschfelder. The Great Gatsby is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2012 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

  1. Michael Niccum says:

    who does the cover song for the trailer of the great gatsby? Fantastic song, I need to by it!! Please???